Indeed, the pundit believes the Celtic boss is under such pressure that he would have preferred playing a weaker side who aren't such rivals for the Hoops.
And McCann told Sky Sports News: "When this game comes round Celtic fans will be hoping they are in a better position and better confidence but they are not playing well at the minute - and Ronny Deila is under extreme pressure, so he would not have been looking for this draw."
That differs from the Celtic boss's quotes to the press, of course, with the Norwegian going on record as saying his team are favourites against Rangers.
The Bhoys have several other games to concentrate on before they face the Gers, of course, while many are ruing the fact the two sides weren't paired together in the final.
However, Celtic's season now has two clear aims: win the Scottish Premiership and beat Rangers on the way to the Scottish Cup. If both can be done, the campaign will end a whole lot stronger than people were expecting after European disaster and then League Cup elimination.