Deila's departure? Norwegian press disclose major update on Celtic manager's future

Ronny Deila is reportedly set to leave Celtic at the end of the season.

According to Norwegian TV station TV2, Celtic and Ronny Deila have agreed to part ways at the end of the season after Sunday's defeat to Rangers.

Deila, 40, arrived at Celtic from Stromsgodset as Neil Lennon's replacement back in the summer of 2014, and arrived with a growing reputation from his time in his native Norway.

With Scottish League Cup and Scottish Premiership success last season, it was a promising first season for Deila, even if he notably failed in Europe.

This season though, the pressure has been mounting on Deila. The Norwegian saw Celtic crash out of the Champions League and Europa League before 2015 was even over, and whilst an exit from the Scottish League Cup was also a blow, Sunday's defeat to Rangers appears to be the straw that broke the camel's back.

Celtic's defeat on penalties to Old Firm rivals Rangers - in the division below the Bhoys - has led many to believe that Deila is on his way out this summer, even if he does win the Scottish Premiership again this season.

Now, Norwegian TV station TV2 report that a decision has already been made, and Deila will leave Celtic in the summer, after the parties decided not to extend his rolling contract at Celtic Park.

The claim has obviously yet to be confirmed by Celtic, but the suggestion that Deila is leaving is now gathering pace - something which would please the Celtic fans who have been left frustrated by and underwhelming season at Celtic Park.

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