Celtic manager Ronny Deila has revealed to Herald Scotland that he has started preparations for next season.
The Norwegian has disclosed that he is thinking about pre-season already and about scouting for players at the Euro 2016 finals.
“We are talking about pre-season all the time,” Deila told Herald Scotland. “It has to be right. We are going to do a lot of the same things as last summer, but try to do it even better. I think we are going to try and get a trip, while also trying to be in Scotland as well. I think it’s going to be a little bit different but I think it will be better.
“If there is a player we have been scouting and I want to take a look at then of course I will go (to Euro 2016). But I want to also try and get some vacation. That is the only time of the year when you can really sit down, reflect and get your energy back.”
Deila’s comments suggest that he is not worried about losing his job at Celtic. The Norwegian has come under pressure this season due to the Bhoys’ disappointing results and performances.
Celtic are in danger of losing their Scottish Premiership crown this campaign, and they have also failed in Europe.
It is hard to see the Glasgow giants keeping Deila in the managerial job if the Hoops fail to win the league title this season.
The former Stromsgodset boss is a charismatic figure, but disappointing results and performances have placed him under immense pressure.
Given the strength of the Celtic squad, the Bhoys should be winning the Scottish Premiership title pretty comfortably, but they are just a point clear of second-placed Aberdeen at the top of the table with a game in hand.
The Guardian recently quoted David Moyes and Malky Mackay as saying that they would be interested in the Celtic managerial job if it became available.