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.
“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.