RONNY DEILA believes David Moyes shouldn’t hesitate if he is given the chance to take over Celtic.
The former Hoops defender, out of a job since leaving Real Sociedad earlier in the season, has been linked with the role since the news the Norwegian was leaving after two years.
Moyes, who has also managed Preston, Everton and Manchester United, has said he will not make a decision on his future until the summer.
However, there is a belief he has concerns about the lack of quality in the Premiership and could be holding out for another offer from a top-flight club across the border.
Deila was asked if he would encourage the Glaswegian to take the post and said: “Of course, it’s a fantastic job. I would do it 100 times again if I ever got the same chance. I would never, ever regret it.
“It’s been unbelievable. It’s a privilege to be the Celtic manager and I’ve done everything I can to make it right.”
The former Stromsgodset gaffer was queried if the managerial role at Parkhead was too big for him. He replied: “It is not black and white. You can say that I haven’t made a mess of it, but I think I could have done a better job, as well.
“I have to look myself in the mirror and say: ‘Okay, this and this was good, but…’ It is small details in football.
“My stats are not that bad. When you win 65 per cent of your games it is quite okay. I don’t think I will ever have that at another club in my life — unless I take over at Barcelona and do fantastic.
“But we have lost the important games. I don’t blame anybody. I know I’ve done a lot of good things for the club and for a lot of players and staff.
“We must focus now on the last few league matches.”
Celtic take on Ross County at Parkhead on Sunday as they zero in on their fifth successive title.
They have two more home games to play – against Aberdeen on May 8 and Motherwell a week later – as they prepare to bring down the curtain on an eventful campaign in Paradise.
The fans still have a massive part to play by rallying round the team and supporting the players when they need them most. Celtic can complete the season in the genuine style that has been associated with the club since it came to life all those years ago.