FORMER Celtic boss Ronny Deila has been linked with the vacant Head Coach post at New York City FC.
The Norwegian, whose two-year stint at the Hoops ended with the appointment of Brendan Rodgers in the summer of 2016, has emerged as a candidate for the top post at the MLS outfit.
Ironically, the way was opened for Deila by former Ibrox midfielder Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s reported decision to take up a lucrative appointment in China. The ex-Feyenoord chief appeared to be the frontrunner for the post.
The news broke about Deila’s possible switch to the States by Will Forbes on Twitter and has been followed by the Norwegian media. According to EuroSport, the ex-Hoops gaffer recently signed a new extension with Valarenga, but is still seen as a strong candidate to take over in New York.
Then a virtual unknown, the ambitious team boss was named as the successor to Neil Lennon at Parkhead in 2014 after a successful period in his homeland with Stormsgodset.
He won two successive titles and a League Cup, but the Scottish Cup semi-final penalty-kick loss to Mark Warburton’s Ibrox outfit brought a halt to his stay in the east end of Glasgow.
Coincidentally, Gary Mackay-Steven, a player bought by Deila from Dundee United during his time at the Hoops, joined the New York outfit from Aberdeen last year.