Celtic ambassador Tom Boyd offers his clear opinion on manager Ronny Deila's future

Ronny Deila

Celtic ambassador Tom Boyd has thrown his support behind manager Ronny Deila.

Celtic's newly-appointed ambassador Tom Boyd believes Ronny Deila is 'certainly the man for the job', as quoted by Sky Sports.

Deila, 40, enjoyed a decent first season with the Bhoys last term, winning the Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup, showing some promise after leaving Stromsgodset in his native Norway.

However, this season hasn't been a success. Celtic crashed out of both the Champions League and Europa League before 2015 was even over, and the recent Scottish League Cup defeat to Ross County means that the Bhoys are competing in just two competitions now.

Even their defence of the Scottish Premiership title is looking shaky, as Aberdeen sit level on points at the top of the table, even though Celtic do have a game in hand.

All of this has piled the pressure on manager Deila, and most fans appear certain that he should be out of a job by the end of the season.

However, former Celtic full back Tom Boyd - who was appointed as a club ambassador earlier today - has had his say on Deila's future.

As quoted by Sky Sports, Boyd has given his clear opinion that Deila is 'certainly' the right manager for Celtic, and suggested that the speculation surrounding his future is an 'over-reaction'.

"I would certainly say he is the man for the job," he said. "Celtic are in a good place, sitting top of the league and still in the Scottish Cup. We moan about the fact that we don't have competition in this league and when we do there seems to be a screaming for the manager's head.

"I don't think I have ever known an intensity of people, press, supporters, calling for the manager's head when we are sitting at the top of the league on goal difference with a game in hand. I think there has been an over-reaction and I think it's time that we get behind the club, the manager and the players. There is a level of criticism from media and Celtic supporters, that is unfounded," he added.

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