Ronny Deila

Read all the news about Ronny Deila. Ronny Deila was born in Porsgrunn on 21 September 1975 (age 42).

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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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VideoCelts · Aug 6

REVENGE- Celtic fans react to potential Malmo play off if they get past AEK Athens

Predictably Celtic went down 2-0 in Malmo and although there was some bad luck involved it was the second Champions League KO for Deila...

VideoCelts · Aug 6

Celtic Get Possible Revenge Mission

CELTIC have been handed a Champions League play-off against Malmo or Videoton – if they take care of business against AEK Athens in the third round.

VideoCelts · Aug 1

The incredible transformation in Celtic defender

It’s fair to say that he looks completely different to the teenager pitched into action by Ronny Deila...

VideoCelts · Aug 1
Daily Record · Jul 25

Celtic fans deserve better quality from the board as majority of team is still Ronny Deila’s – Hotline

Anthony Haggerty takes your calls and Celtic supporters are not happy with their club’s lack of movement in the transfer market...

Daily Record · Jul 25
Daily Record · Jul 25

Celtic fans deserve better quality from the board as majority of team is still Ronny Deila’s – Hotline

Anthony Haggerty takes your calls and Celtic supporters are not happy with their club’s lack of movement in the transfer market...

Daily Record · Jul 25
HITC · Jul 23

Rejected by Deila, attacker could leave Celtic red-faced as Scotland return nears

Celtic decided against signing Manchester City youngster Thomas Agyepong under Ronny Deila – now he’s reportedly heading to Scotland with Hibs...

HITC · Jul 23
VideoCelts · Jun 30

Celtic flop signs for Norwich City

There was a very brief flurry of goals under Ronny Deila at the start of the 2014/15 season when he scored a double against KR Reykjavik at Murrayfield but before the summer transfer window closed he went on loan to Brondby...

VideoCelts · Jun 30

Deal Agreed! £3 million move completed

Celtic flop full-back Saidy Janko has agreed to a sensational £3 million move to Portuguese outfit Porto.

CELTIC DUD IN £3m MOVE

CELTIC flop full-back Saidy Janko has agreed a sensational £3million move to Portuguese giants Porto.

Celts Are Here · Jun 28

‘He Deserves a Chance’ – Celtic Fans Rally For Midfield Outcast

One big surprise from Celtic’s first pre-season friendly was the inclusion of Scott Allan, not only to the squad but getting some real game time in Celtic’s win...

Celts Are Here · Jun 28

Callum McGregor : Social Media is for wimps

Just like lunches Having went from strength to strength since his debut for Celtic in 2014 in the Deila era, it’s hard to find the superlatives to describe Callum ‘£20m player’ McGregor...

Remembering Ronny Deila

With Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers leading the club into his third season and a potential treble-treble, our latest Photo Essay looks back at his predecessor Ronny Deila.Deila, the football equivalent of marmite, arrived in Glasgow to replace Neil Lennon in June 2014 and would go on to secure two league titles and a league cup during his two years with Celtic.He also led Celtic to the last 32 of the Europa League losing 4-3 on aggregate to Italian giants Inter Milan in his first season.Despite success do...

Pain as Former Deila Signing Crashes out of Champions League

ERIK SVIATCHENKO and FC Midtjylland were sent packing from the Champions League last night after a 0-0 draw in their second leg tie with FC Astana...

VideoCelts · Jul 12

Rodgers speaks out on the ‘moral decision’ over English offers

Last month Stuart Armstrong was transferred to Southampton for £7m- the first major player to depart since the Irishman took over from Ronny Deila...

VideoCelts · Jul 12
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