The Celtic manager could be the perfect appointment at Aston Villa this summer.
Following the news that Ronny Deila will leave Celtic at the end of the season, what chance of Aston Villa making a move for the Norwegian?
After all, the Villans are preparing for at least one season in the Championship after a woeful Premier League campaign and they need to bring in the right man this summer to get the club back on track quickly.
Deila’s Celtic exit is due in no small part to his failure to get the Bhoys firing in Europe, but that will not exactly be a problem at Villa any time soon.
After the failed tenures of Tim Sherwood and Remi Garde, what Villa need next is stability. After all, they have some very exciting young players coming through the ranks and with the right additions this summer there is every chance they could earn immediate promotion back to the top flight.
Deila’s managerial record is a good one, with the 40-year-old guiding Celtic to a Scottish Premiership and League Cup double last season, while he is on course to secure back-to-back titles a year on.
Prior to his move to Celtic, Deila was in charge of Stromsgodset where he won the Norwegian Cup, the Tippeligaen championship and inspired his side to a 44-game undefeated streak at home in the league.
What Villa would do for that kind of record!
With his willingness to play youngsters and his attacking philosophy, Deila could work wonders at Villa if they act fast and secure his services for the next campaign.