RONNY DEILA will have to lead Celtic to only their fourth domestic treble in their history if he has to have any chance of being voted the Scottish Manager of the Year.
This time, it looks like going deep into the split before four-in-a-row can be celebrated.
And Commons has identified Inverness Caley Thistle – who the Hoops face in the Highlands on Saturday and again in the Scottish Cup semi-final the following weekend – as the main obstacle as they attempt to keep on track for a clean sweep of prizes.
He said: “I thought last season was the most convincing title win we have had. We had the clean sheet record, got over 100 goals and 99 points.
“So, it was pretty phenomenal and by this time it was done and dusted. That’s why it would be very, very hard to compare to that one.
“But we are still involved in the Scottish Cup and have won the League Cup, which makes it that little bit more special this season.
“It certainly takes it right down to the wire, if we can get past Caley Thistle in the semi-final.
“It’s Ronny’s first season and he’s still involved in going for three trophies at this late stage, which is brilliant.”
He added: “I think they probably realise, from past mistakes, maybe, that we are not cattle. They treat us like professional footballers. Sometimes, the travelling is harder than the game itself.