Ronny Deila insists he'd offer advice to next Celtic manager but feels squad is strong enough for Champions League

The Norwegian will leave the Scottish Premiership side at the end of the season.

Ronny Deila has insisted that he would happily offer any advice to the next Celtic boss if he needed it, but suggested that the current squad is already strong enough to make an impression in the Champions League, the Evening Times reports.

The Norwegian will leave the Hoops at the end of the current campaign. But despite winning the Scottish Premiership title in both of his seasons at Parkhead, Deila's tenure may be remembered as a mixed one due to their failure to make their mark on the continent.

But the outgoing boss has claimed that the squad that he currently has at his disposal has the ability to shine in next season's Champions League before suggesting that he would always be available if his successor wanted to speak to him.

"I think this squad could get to the Champions League next year. You have to be ready and use the experience they have," he told the Evening Times.

"The last two seasons we have been very close.

"We will meet the same kind of opponents next time and Celtic should be good enough to beat them seven times out of 10.

"Of course, I would be happy to take a call from the new manager. If he wants that, then it is not a problem for me. What would my advice be? I'll leave that to the call."

While the Bhoys were unable to make an impact in Europe this season, the strengthening that they did to their squad in January suggests that they would stand a better chance of doing well next time around.

Erik Sviatchenko and Patrick Roberts have arguably been two of their strongest performers since their arrivals, while Kieran Tierney has now completed his transition from academy prospect to first-team stalwart, which may help the club's chances of making the kind of impact that Deila was unable to oversee.

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