Celtic star suggests former striker is jealous, defends Ronny Deila

Ronny Deila

Celtic are on the verge of winning the Scottish Premiership title this season.

Celtic midfielder Scott Brown has criticised Andy Walker in The Glasgow Evening Times.

Walker played for Celtic in the 1980s and 1990s and now works as a TV pundit. The former Scotland international striker has been quite critical of the Bhoys’ performances and results this season.

Brown has criticised Walker for his comments about Ronny Deila’s side and has described him as “a poor man’s Gary Neville”.

“At the end of the day people are going to criticise,” the Scotland international midfielder told The Glasgow Evening Times. “Andy Walker is one that goes out there and manages to do it, but he’s never had a manager’s job or knows what it’s like to be coming in here day in, day out. He’s pretty much a poor man’s Gary Neville. It’s every day, he does my f*****g box in.”

“He knows he’s been in this situation before and didn’t win that much when he was [a Celtic player],” added Brown. “Sometimes you’ve got to take it on the chin but maybe he is just jealous.”

Brown has also defended Celtic manager Deila, who will leave the Glasgow giants at the end of the season.

The Norwegian is set to guide the Bhoys to yet another Scottish Premiership title, but his failure in Europe is a concern about the fans.

Moreover, Celtic’s football this season has not been great, and some of the performances have been less than impressive.

Brown, though, has praised Deila for the work he has done at Celtic Park since being appointed the first-team manager in the summer of 2014.

“He’s put a lot of faith and trust in me and in the last few weeks I shouldn’t have been playing as I’ve got a dodgy hamstring,” Brown told The Glasgow Evening Times about Deila.

“It’s good to help him out in any way possible and give something back. We’ve always been together, there’s not been any fall outs. That is what has made us so strong.”

It will be interesting to see who succeeds Deila as the Celtic manager.

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