Celtic youngster shares Ronny Deila’s treatment of him

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor speaks highly of manager Ronny Deila.

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has told The Glasgow Evening Times that he is thankful to manager Ronny Deila.

The 22-year-old has revealed how the Celtic boss treated him during a difficult period in his life.

As reported by BBC Sport in the first week of March, the former Scotland Under-21 international has been given a 12-month driving ban after he was caught behind the wheel at almost four times the legal alcohol limit.

McGregor has opened up on the incident and has explained how Deila helped him cope with it.

“I had some dark days after it,” the youngster told The Glasgow Evening Times. “I was so disappointed in myself. It was a hard thing to take and I needed to try and get my head around it. It was an awful time.

“But while I thought that might be it for me in terms of my Celtic career, the manager came and out an arm around me and told me that I had to have a think and then try to lift myself.

“He told me it was stupid but that the most important thing I take out of it is a lesson. I am so grateful that I have been handed another chance and I am desperate to take it.”

Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 66 points from 29 matches.

Ronny Deila’s side are just a point ahead of second-placed Aberdeen and have a game in hand.

The Glasgow giants will return to action next weekend when they take on Kilmarnock away from home at Rugby Park in the Scottish Premiership.

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