Ibrox great offers his opinion on Ronny Deila

Ronny Deila

Rangers legend Barry Ferguson says that he feels sorry for Celtic manager Ronny Deila.

Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has written in The Daily Record that he feels sorry for Celtic manager Ronny Deila.

The former Rangers midfielder believes that speculation over the future of Deila is disrespectful.

“To tell you the absolute truth, I feel sorry for Deila because he shouldn’t be having to put up with the constant speculation about his future,” Ferguson wrote in The Daily Record.

“He’s sitting at the top of the league trying to get on with the job of winning a title and he should be allowed to get on with it without having to keep one eye on the vultures circling in the skies above his dugout.”

It is quite interesting that a former Rangers star is feeling sorry for a Celtic manager.

Celtic and Rangers are massive rivals, but it appears that Ferguson is not letting his past as a Gers player affect him in giving his honest opinion on Deila.

Deila is a good manager, but Celtic’s results and performances this season have not been good.

The Bhoys are in danger of losing their Scottish Premiership crown this season, while they have failed to show much progress in Europe.

Ferguson, though, has backed former Celtic and Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon to return to Celtic Park at some point.

“But what I will say, now that he’s left the frying pan at Bolton, it would not surprise me in the slightest if he was to return to the fire of the Old Firm at some stage,” Ferguson wrote in The Daily Record. “Whether it’s sooner or later will be down to Peter Lawwell and Dermot Desmond.”

Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 66 points from 29 matches. The Glasgow giants are just a point ahead of second-placed Aberdeen and have a game in hand.

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