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John Hartson believes low attendances will get Ronny Deila sacked at Celtic

Celtic had just 16,000 people turn up to their match against Morton earlier this month.

John Hartson has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show on TalkSPORT, which was broadcast on 22nd March, that the dwindling attendances at Celtic will get Ronny Deila the sack.

Just 16,000 people turned up at Parkhead to watch the Bhoys’ quarter-final against Greenock Morton earlier this month.

And Hartson feels that Celtic supporters have voted with their feet against current boss Deila.

“There was 16,000 fans there against Morton in the Scottish Cup,” Hartson said.

“I don’t think the board will have to do a lot. That crowd will sack him. That’s 44,000 down on capacity. There’s so many fans saying away. I speak to fans who have been diehard Celtic supporters for years, and they’re not renewing their season tickets.”

Deila looks set to deliver Celtic the Scottish Premiership title for the second season running, but the Scottish giants have not been entirely convincing.

Celtic’s performances in the league have fallen short of the standards expected, on occasion, and the pressure has risen as a result.

Deila has also not been able to move Celtic forward in Europe, with the side performing well below expectations in the Champions League and the Europa League in both the Norwegian boss’s seasons in charge.

Deila’s current contract at Celtic expires in the summer, with David Moyes and Neil Lennon both linked with the job at Parkhead (Daily Mail).

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