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A DECADE OF DEILA

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RONNY DEILA admitted earlier this week that he dreams of Celtic equalling Rosenborg’s remarkable record of THIRTEEN successive league titles, signaling to the Celtic support that he  intends to stick around the east end of Glasgow for at least a decade!
The Hoops boss is on the brink of making it four-in-a-row and could clinch the league this weekend in his first season in Scotland.

A win over Dundee at Parkhead tomorrow night and anything less than a win for Aberdeen against Dundee United on Saturday will see them crowned champions.

Neil Lennon led the Parkhead side to the crown last season with a massive TWENTY-NINE winning points margin over second-placed Motherwell, but his successor insisted the side will get better under his leadership after a campaign of adapting to life in his first job abroad.

And the Norwegian pointed to Rosenborg’s run of 13-in-a-row – one short of Skonto Riga’s world record – in his homeland in the 1990s under the legendary Nils Arne Eggen as proof of what can be achieved.

Deila, who will see his team go 11 points clear if they beat Paul Hartley’s side, said: “You can say that Celtic should win every game they play, but it isn’t like that.BCFU5LR9yjltlLqUwhZAXHQd1BbTflVUqBvFHnZIDCk,XjNWTmFUwtXBZhqqhTkZ2qQEuir5_JBvsAw6m2e-dHI,OO-oerbdwlLY_O4dy7ni84o4xZ58qdOP-3rM0leWQS4

“It has often been proved around the world that big clubs don’t do well. Rosenborg won 13 league titles in a row, but are no longer the team they used to be – when the coach, Nils Arne Eggen, quit then they lost all their money.”

Asked if he could see Celtic replicating that achievement, Deila said: “Everything is achievable. So that is the dream, to keep on winning, winning, winning. And to go to the Champions League and make Scottish people proud of Celtic.

“It was hard for the other clubs because Rosenborg were so consistent. But we were also very proud of them because they were in the Champions League for something like ten or eleven years in a row. That was a big, big achievement.

“The manager Nils Arne Eggen always said it wasn’t about money. It was about getting the best out of your players and finding consistency in your work. He was an unbelievable coach. And someone I look up to you.

“If we win the rest of our games then we will have more than 90 points, which is a good performance for our first year together, but I want improvement.
“It’s also important to say that Aberdeen have been great this season – they have won consistently, too. If Aberdeen gets better, we get better and the other teams get better, then the league gets better. Maybe then we won’t get more points, but we will have better football matches.”
 
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