Ronny Deila

Ronny Deila was born in Porsgrunn on 21 September 1975 (age 44).

Ronny Deila · Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

Deila was surprisingly appointed manager of Scottish Premiership club Celtic on 6 June 2014. He signed a 12-month rolling contract with the club, describing his appointment as a “magnificent honour” before stating his desire to deliver “attacking, exciting and entertaining football.” Eleven days later, former Celtic and Scotland midfielder John Collins was appointed assistant manager. Deila described Collins as a “first-class coach” and stated that he “has ideas on football which are very similar to mine so I am sure he will be a great addition to my team.”

After going unbeaten on a pre-season tour in Austria, Deila’s first competitive match as manager of Celtic, a Champions League qualifying tie away against KR Reykjavik on 15 July 2014, ended in a 1–0 win for the Scottish club. The second leg of the tie ended in a 4–0 win for Celtic, securing a 5–0 aggregate win. The following qualifying round saw Celtic lose 6–1 on aggregate to Legia Warsaw. Despite this, Celtic were given a reprieve when it was discovered that Legia had fielded an ineligible player in the second leg. UEFA punished the Polish club by awarding the game 3–0 to Celtic, levelling the aggregate score at 4–4 and seeing the Scottish champions progress on away goals. Celtic went on to face Maribor in the next qualifying round. After a credible 1–1 draw away in the first leg, Celtic lost 1–0 in the return match at Celtic Park and went out on aggregate; dropping down to the Europa League.

On 13 August, Ronny Deila won his opening Scottish Premiership game, beating St Johnstone 3–0, although the performance was less than convincing. Deila’s second league match, and his first game at Parkhead, saw Celtic defeat Dundee United 6–1 in a performance that BBC Sport described as being “full of drive, skill, belief and… goals.” Generally though, Celtic were unconvincing in the early stages of the league, but improved as the season progressed and also qualified from their Europa League group. These improved performances saw Deila win the Manager of the Month award for November 2014. By February 2015, Celtic had won 15 of their last 17 domestic games and comfortably defeated Rangers 2–0 in the semi-final of the Scottish League Cup. Celtic played Inter Milan in the last 32 stage of the Europa League, rallying to draw 3–3 at Parkhead from an early 0-2 deficit in a pulsating encounter, then losing 1–0 in Milan to go out on aggregate despite a highly credible performance. In the league, Celtic thrashed second placed Aberdeen 4–0 on 1 March to go six points clear with a game in hand and a vastly superior goal difference. It was Celtic’s eighth consecutive win in the league, and the turn around in form saw previous critics of Deila review their opinion of him. Former Celtic striker John Hartson had branded Deila as “clueless” in October, but stated four months later that Deila had “turned it round”, praising his Celtic side for playing “brilliant football.”

Deila won his first trophy at Celtic on 15 March; Celtic defeating Dundee United 2–0 in the League Cup Final. Kris Commons and James Forrest were Celtic’s goalscorers, whilst Stefan Johansen won the Man of the Match award.

Deila’s Celtic team won the Scottish Premiership on 2 May 2015, with three games to spare, following their rivals Aberdeen’s loss to Dundee United. Celtic finished the season in style, as Ronny’s Celtic side beat Inverness 5-0 on 24 May 2015.

In August 2015, Celtic failed to progress from the UEFA Champions League playoffs, having failed to overcome Malmo, and were consigned to playing in the Europa League that season. In November, Celtic exited the Europa league, having finished bottom of their group. On 17 April 2016 Celtic played their old rivals, Rangers, in a Scottish Cup semi-final at Hamden. The match went to extra time before Celtic lost the match on penalties. Three days after the defeat and following intense speculation, Deila announced that he would step down at the end of the season. Celtic clinched the Scottish Premiership title following a win over nearest challengers Aberdeen on Sunday 8 May.

Scotzine · 11h

Mcgregor Reveals Huge Celtic Regret

CALLUM McGREGOR has revealed his huge regret since breaking into the Celtic first team under Ronny Deila in the summer of 2014...

The Celtic Star · Mar 22

Ex-Celtic Pair Ronny Deila and GMS in New York Lockdown

Former Celtic duo Ronny Deila and Gary Mackay-Steven have been forced to isolate after a New York City FC staff member tested positive for the deadly COVID-19 virus.

Celts Are Here · Mar 21

Ronny Deila & GMS In Isolation As New York City FC Staff Member Tests Positive For Corona

Ex-Celtic manager Ronny Deila and ex-Celtic player Gary Mackay-Stevens have gone into self-isolation after a staff member from New York City Football Club tested positive for the Coronavirus.

Celts Are Here · Mar 19

Patrick Vieira Sold £5m Former Celt on Parkhead Move

It was six years ago when a very young Jason Denayer walked through the door at Celtic on a year-long loan from Manchester City.

The Celtic Star · Mar 17

Kris Commons Panders to Rangers Masses By Suggesting ‘Tainted Title’

Kris Commons was a fine player for Celtic under Neil Lennon, he was a top scorer one season and a consistent, top performer at this time in Glasgow...

Celts Are Here · Mar 11

‘Broony had phoned me’ – Celtic Captain Played Major Part in Ill-Fated Celtic Transfer

SCOTT ALLAN revealed it was Scott Brown who helped make the first move in his ill-fated transfer to Celtic back under Ronny Deila...

Scotzine · Mar 11

Hoops Misfit Admits Gers ‘Didn’t Have the Money’ to Seal Deal

CELTIC misfit Scott Allan has revealed there was NO chance of him joining Rangers in the summer of 2015 before he arrived at Parkhead...

Hoops Hat-Trick in New York

FORMER Celtic boss Ronny Deila has brought in ex-Hoops midfielder Efrain Juarez at New York City.

Celts Are Here · Mar 10

Ronny Deila Signs Former Celt for Coaching Staff Role

Ronny Deila has tonight added former Celtic midfielder Efraín Juárez to his New York City staff after bringing him from Vålerenga.

67HailHail · Mar 10

Former Celtic duo Ronny Deila and Efrain Juarez team up at New York City

Continue reading “Former Celtic duo Ronny Deila and Efrain Juarez team up at New York City” on 67HailHail.

Glasgow Live · Mar 10

Ronny Deila recruits former Celtic star Efrain Juarez at New York City FC

Juarez joins the MLS staff’s coaching club and will work with former Celt Gary Mackay-Steven...

Christopher Daum Makes Celtic Claim, But Somebody is Lying

CHRISTOPHER DAUM has told SunSport he was offered the Celtic job back in 2014 and regrets hid decision not to pursue it.

Colossal Celtic man has just put Ronny Deila signing in huge danger – opinion

Continue reading “Colossal Celtic man has just put Ronny Deila signing in huge danger – opinion” on FootballFanCast.

Daily Record · Feb 27

Watch Ronny Deila erupt as former Celtic star Gary Mackay-Steven poleaxed by knee-high horror lunge

The former Celtic boss leapt to his player’s defence after he was cut down by a wild challenge during New York City’s win over San Carlos...

67HailHail · Feb 27

Former Celtic manager Ronny Deila involved in tussle

Continue reading “Former Celtic manager Ronny Deila involved in tussle” on 67HailHail.

Celts Are Here · Feb 27

Video: Ronny Deila Causes Touchline Chaos After Former Celt Horror Tackle

Ronny Deila and Gary Mackay-Steven now work together at New York City FC and the former Celtic pair were involved in a flash point against San Carlos in the MLS...

Video – Ronny Deila pushes opposition player in response to dirty tackle on Gary Mackay-Steven

Ronny Deila in the MLS looks like it’s going to be fun.

The Celtic Star · Feb 19

On This Day: A European Classic At Celtic Park

It is five years to the day since Ronny Deila’s Celtic team hosted Inter Milan at Paradise in the first leg of the Europa League round of 32.

Inside Futbol · Feb 18

The Pressure At Celtic Is Big – Ronny Deila

Former Celtic boss Ronny Deila feels that the pressure at the Bhoys matches any of the world’s big clubs...

Daily Record · Feb 14

Adam Rooney claims Aberdeen ran Celtic closer than Rangers as he says Dons had Hoops on the ropes

The former Dons striker reflects on what might have been as they challenged Ronny Deila’s men for the 2016 title...

67HailHail · Feb 11

Sky Sports man discusses ‘running joke’ he found embarrassing during former Celtic boss’ reign

Former Celtic star and Sky Sports pundit Kris Commons has been reflecting on his time at the club during the Ronny Deila days, feeling that dwindling attendances at the time became something of an embarrassment, writing in his Scottish Daily Mail column (10/02 print edition, Verdict supplement, page 12)...

Talking Baws · Feb 10

Kris Commons Says Empty Seats at Celtic Park Became a Running Joke During Ronny Deila’s Era

Former Celtic midfielder Kris Commons claims empty seats at Celtic Park were a running joke amongst him and his team-mates during Ronny Deila’s spell as manager...

Celts Are Here · Feb 10

‘A Source of Embarrassment’ – Kris Commons Details ‘Running Joke’ At Celtic Park Under Former Boss

KRIS COMMONS has used Aberdeen’s poor him attendance to have a dig at his former boss Ronny Deila and the attendance figures for home games at Celtic Park during the period...

67HailHail · Jan 24

Former Celtic man backs ‘brilliant’ boss to succeed in new job

Gary Mackay-Steven is talking highly of his former Celtic boss Ronny Deila.

67HailHail · Jan 22

Former Celtic man on the apology he never got from Virgil Van Dijk

Gary Mackay-Steven has opened up on the time he was alone in the San Siro away dressing room with Virgil Van Dijk.

67HailHail · Jan 22

Former Celtic boss reportedly makes same bizarre promise he made at Parkhead

Ronny Deila’s promise to Celtic fans back in 2014 was never realised, but the Norwegian has reportedly made the same bizarre move with New York City.

Talking Baws · Jan 21

Ronny Deila Promises to Strip Naked If New York City FC Win the MLS Cup

Ronny Deila appears to have already endeared himself to fans of his new club New York City FC – by promising to strip naked on the pitch if he guides them to the MLS glory...

Whatever Happened to Mubarak Wakaso?

CELTIC flop Mubarak Wakaso has just signed for his ELEVENTH club after agreeing to join Chinese outfit Jiangsu Suning.

67HailHail · Jan 20

Ronny Deila Celtic disappointment signs for his 11th club

Former Celtic winger Mubarak Wakaso has now signed for his 11th club in professional football.

The Celtic Star · Jan 17

Photo: Big Apple Reunion for Ex-Celtic Pair

New New York City FC manager Ronny Deila was reunited with Gary Mackay-Steven as the pair step up preparations for the beginning of the MLS season.

67HailHail · Jan 17

“This is so beautiful” – Some Celtic fans find joy in American social media post

The Celtic support seem pretty pleased at the fact that Ronny Deila and Gary Mackay-Steven have been reunited at New York City – judging by the replies from some Hoops fans to a social media post...

67HailHail · Jan 17

MLS side post “reunited” image of departed Celtic duo

Many Celtic fans will be cheering on New York City in the MLS this season, due to the side’s Bhoys connection.

Celts Are Here · Jan 16

‘Reunited’ – Club Posts Pic of Unlikely Former Celtic Duo at Work

Well, you couldn’t have made this up before it happened but New York City FC’s social media team posted a picture on Thursday evening which will make a lot of Celtic fans smile...

67HailHail · Jan 16

Disappointing start for former Celtic boss Deila

Former Celtic boss Ronny Deila took charge of his first game as New York City manager late last night.

ACSOM · Jan 14

Declan McConville with A Celtic State of Mind – Diary of a Treble Treble: October 2018

Thursday 4 October 2018 FC Salzburg 3-1 Celtic The hills were alive with the sound of Celtic as the Scottish champions began the month with a visit to Salzburg, a side which Celtic had previously met during Ronny Deila’s first season in charge...

67HailHail · Jan 13

Ex-Celtic gaffer makes controversial signing who helped cost him his job

Former Celtic manager Ronny Deila has signed Gedion Zelalem for New York City.

67HailHail · Jan 13

Reported appointment sees unusual Celtic duo combine

Former Celtic flop Efrain Juarez looks set to team-up with Ronny Deila in the USA in what’s looking like a bizarre Celtic combination.

Daily Record · Jan 12

Celtic flop Efrain Juarez to join New York City as Ronny Deila’s assistant

The 31-year-old played under Deila at Valerenga and will join him in New York...

Scotzine · Jan 12

‘Brilliant’: Allan on Life at Hibs

MIDFIELDER Scott Allan admits he likes the feeling of being an inside man.

Daily Record · Jan 12

Ronny Deila signs ex-Rangers man Gedion Zelalem for New York City five years after his Celtic Hampden heartache

The Norwegian was unveiled as manager of the MLS club last week and has wasted no time in recruiting for his new club in the USA...

‘Wish he never left us’ – Many Celtic fans react to ‘excellent’ former Hoops man’s new role

Former Celtic manager Ronny Deila has been confirmed as the new coach of Major League Soccer club New York City FC.

67HailHail · Jan 7

Out of favour Celtic man is ideal candidate for reunion with former boss

Former Celtic manager Ronny Deila’s appointment as manager of MLS side New York City FC recently certainly came out of the blue.

​Ex-Celtic coach Deila moves to NYCFC

Former Celtic boss Ronny Deila has signed a deal to become the next manager of New York City FC.Read more on Tribal Football...

67HailHail · Jan 6

Ronny Deila wasn’t the only Celtic favourite celebrating a new job on Monday

Ronny Deila wasn’t the only Celtic fans favourite to bag a neat new gig on Monday.

67HailHail · Jan 6

Three reasons why Ronny Deila’s Celtic spell will help him in New York

Former Celtic manager Ronny Deila has been announced as the new boss at MLS side New York City.

67HailHail · Jan 6

“You know it makes sense” – Some Celtic fans have a request for the club

Former Celtic boss Ronny Deila has bagged himself a pretty decent gig as the new manager of MLS side New York City.

Daily Mail · Jan 6

Former Celtic boss Ronny Deila takes over as New York City manager

Deila won two Ladbrokes Premiership titles and a Betfred Cup when he was manager at Parkhead between 2014 and 2016 and he is relishing the task ahead at the MLS outfit...

Deila Lands New York Post

FORMER Celtic boss Ronny Deila has been named manager at New York City.

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