Ronny Deila

Read all the news about Ronny Deila. Ronny Deila was born in Porsgrunn on 21 September 1975 (age 43).

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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.

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The Scotsman · Feb 19

Mark Warburton, ex-Rangers boss, ‘dismayed’ at treatment of Celtic’s Ronny Deila

Former Rangers manager Mark Warburton has admitted he was dismayed at the treatment of Celtic counterpart Ronny Deila in the lead-up to the showdown between the two clubs at the Scottish Cup semi-final stage in 2016...

The Scotsman · Feb 19
The Celtic Star · Feb 19

Celtic on This Day – A remarkable match against Inter Milan

ON THIS DAY in 2015 Inter Milan were the visitors to Celtic Park in what turned out to be a hugely entertaining match which ended as square with each side scoring 3 goals each...

The Celtic Star · Feb 19
Talking Baws · Feb 15

Video: Mark Warburton Feared Worst After Seeing ‘Dog’s Abuse’ Ronny Deila Took at Celtic

Mark Warburton feared the worst for his Rangers future after seeing the ‘dog’s abuse’ Ronny Deila took in the aftermath of the 2016 Scottish Cup semi-final...

Talking Baws · Feb 15
Celts Are Here · Feb 12

‘Huge Mistake’ – Brendan Rodgers Comments a Worry After Praising Celtic Star

BRENDAN RODGERS has reserved very special praise for Callum McGregor ahead of Celtic’s showdown with Valencia on Thursday.

Celts Are Here · Feb 12

Rodgers Eyes More History

BRENDAN RODGERS is on the brink of even more Celtic history as he prepares his players for the visit of St Johnstone on Sunday.

Talking Baws · Feb 7

Celtic Flop Efrain Juarez Handed Trial in Norway by Ronny Deila

Celtic flop Efrain Juarez is attempting to rebuild his career in Norway – under the guidance of ex-Hoops manager Ronny Deila.

Talking Baws · Feb 7

Ronny Deila Takes Former Celtic Flop on Trial

FORMER Celtic boss Ronny Deila has confirmed he’s taken ex-Celt Efrain Juarez on trial at his current club Valerenga.

Celts Are Here · Jan 17

The End is Near – Rodgers Confirms Enquiries for Celtic Outcast

BRENDAN RODGERS has confirmed on Thursday afternoon that there have been a number of enquiries about the availability of forgotten midfielder Scott Allan.

Celts Are Here · Jan 17
FootballFanCast · Dec 30, 2018

“Deila woulda been hung out to dry” – These Celtic fans can’t believe what Rodgers did at Ibrox

Loads of Celtic fans have been giving their verdict on the loss at Ibrox, and there’s one decision from Brendan Rodgers that they just can’t wrap their heads around...

FootballFanCast · Dec 30, 2018
Herald Scotland · Dec 29, 2018

Callum McGregor: Most of our players haven’t tasted O** F*** defeat before. We need to use this feeling to make sure we don’t again

CALLUM McGREGOR said that he and his Celtic team-mates need to use the novel sensation of suffering O** F*** defeat to ensure that they come back stronger after the winter break to secure the club’s eighth top flight title in a row...

Herald Scotland · Dec 29, 2018
Celts Are Here · Dec 28, 2018

Van Hooijdonk Blames Deila for Striker Flop

RONNY DEILA is being blamed for Nadir Ciftci’s disastrous spell at the club after his agent and former Celtic striker, Pierre Van Hooijdonk lifted the lid on Nadir’s time at the club...

Celts Are Here · Dec 28, 2018
Evening Times · Dec 28, 2018

“Nadir Ciftci’s move to Celtic was a disaster – he played like he had a massive bag of potatoes on his shoulders”

PIERRE van Hooijdonk believes Nadir Ciftci’s move to Celtic turned into a “disaster” because former Parkhead manager Ronny Deila insisted on playing him out of position up front...

Evening Times · Dec 28, 2018
Herald Scotland · Dec 28, 2018

“Nadir Ciftci’s move to Celtic was a disaster – he played like he had a massive bag of potatoes on his shoulders”

PIERRE van Hooijdonk believes Nadir Ciftci’s move to Celtic turned into a “disaster” because former Parkhead manager Ronny Deila insisted on playing him out of position up front...

Herald Scotland · Dec 28, 2018
Transfer Tavern · Dec 21, 2018

Report: Deila signing admits it would be a dream to return to Celtic

Erik Sviatchenko had been brought to Celtic when Ronny Deila was in charge and was also a part of Brendan Rodgers’ side that were nicknamed the “Invincibles” in the 2016/17 campaign...

Transfer Tavern · Dec 21, 2018
Celts Are Here · Dec 21, 2018

Why Brendan? – Ex-Celtic Star in the Dark Over Parkhead Rejection

If the name Erik Sviatchenko is uttered around Celtic fans you will rarely hear a bad word said about the former Parkhead defender.

Celts Are Here · Dec 21, 2018
Celtic Quick News · Dec 20, 2018

New contract for crucial Callum McGregor

Callum McGregor (25) burst into our consciousness as a winger under Ronny Deila but has found his true calling as a deep-lying playmaker this season.

Celtic Quick News · Dec 20, 2018
Transfer Tavern · Dec 20, 2018

‘He’s been a scapegoat’ – These Celtic fans fumed when this man announced Parkhead departure

It was April 2016, three days had passed since Rangers had overcome the Bhoys in the Scottish Cup semi-final, setting up a mouth-watering tie against Hibernians in the final, and Ronny Deila announced he would leave Celtic at the end of the season...

Transfer Tavern · Dec 20, 2018
90 Minute Cynic · Dec 17, 2018

Celtic, Martin Ødegaard and Ronny Deila | The Plan to Bring the Teenage Superstar to Glasgow

Coinciding with his 20th birthday today, Norwegian newspaper VG have a long background story on Martin Ødegaard and the frantic few weeks around Christmas and New Year in 2014 when almost every big club in the world was chasing the then 15-year-old talent...

90 Minute Cynic · Dec 17, 2018
The Celtic Star · Dec 16, 2018

The End is Nigh! Exit door looms for Celtic’s forgotten man, Scott Allan

NEIL LENNON plans to make a move for out it favour Celtic midfielder Scott Allan when the transfer window opens at the end of the month.

The Celtic Star · Dec 16, 2018
Transfer Tavern · Dec 13, 2018

£500k steal: Rodgers very much reaping the benefits of rare Deila masterstroke

Celtic supporters have been pretty satisfied in recent times after seeing their side return to the summit of the Scottish Premiership table at the weekend...

Transfer Tavern · Dec 13, 2018

Ronny Deila Trials £3million Former Celt, SFA Joke and Ibrox Fans Trolled

The SFA will be looking at a very innocuous incident involving Jozo Simunovic and Oli Shaw during the champions win against Hibs on Wednesday.

Rodgers No Better Than Deila (If You Don’t Count The Trophies)

At the macro level the key performance requirements have been met: But looking purely at match results, the team is not improving.

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