Kris Boyd says Celtic are going nowhere under Ronny Deila

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The Rangers legend is not convinced that the existing set-up at Parkhead will be successful in the long term.


Kris Boyd has told The Scotsman that the future looks bleak for Celtic while Ronny Deila is in charge and believes that a Scottish Cup victory over Old Firm rivals Rangers would merely 'paper over the cracks'.

Deila's side are making hard work of winning the Scottish Premiership as they lead Aberdeen by just four points in a title race which might have effectively been over at this stage of the campaign in recent years.

They also finished bottom of their Europa League group earlier in the term after being eliminated from the Champions League playoff round for the second successive year.

With Ross County knocking them out of the Scottish League Cup at the semi-final stage, the Hoops will be eyeing up a domestic double, though bitter rivals Rangers stand in their way ahead of next month's Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park.

And Boyd, who has enjoyed two spells on the blue half of Glasgow, does not believe that victory for the Hoops would make much of a difference for their hopes of long-term success. 

“I can’t remember the last time I read a positive story coming out of Lennoxtown or Celtic Park. It doesn’t look good in terms of what’s happening in the future. Something is going to have to change in there," he told The Scotsman.

“They are top of the league but the Celtic fans want to run away with everything and win everything and it’s another season where they have not been able to do that.

“I don’t think this game [Rangers tie] will change a lot in what the Celtic hierarchy will do in the future. If they win it might paper over the cracks for a few weeks but the Celtic fans, the ones that I know anyway, are not happy with the way they have been playing, they are not happy with things that are going on connected with the club."

The tie will be played on the 16 or 17th of April. The winner will face Dundee United, Hibernian or Inverness in the final.

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