WITH four games remaining of his tenure, departing Celtic boss Ronny Deila believes he is leaving the team in good shape to win TEN successive Premiership titles.
Victory over Hearts at Tynecastle tomorrow afternoon could be enough for the Hoops to make it five in a row, two being clinched with the Norwegian in charge.
After the 12.30pm kick-off in Edinburgh, all eyes will be diverted to Pittodrie for the outcome of the Aberdeen v Motherwell encounter later in the day. If the Dons fail to win, the crown will again head for the east end of Glasgow.
Skipper Scott Brown has already targeted a decade of success, saying: “The supporters want 10 and we want 10. I don’t know if my body will give another five, but I will give it a shot.
“We all want it. The players all want the same thing as the supporters.”
When asked how he felt the team were placed to achieve such a feat, Deila said: “Very well. They must be hungry to get better, that’s the only thing that can stop the club.
“We have been the best team in the past four years and we can be this year as well.
“When you are the best the only thing is everybody has to want is to get better.”
After the Tynecastle match, Celtic are due to take on the Dons at Parkhead a week tomorrow with another 12.30pm start. Then there is the midweek trip to Perth to face St Johnstone and the curtain will come down against Motherwell on May 16.
Deila will get the opportunity to say farewell after his eventful two years in charge.
Hopefully, he will be waving a league championship trophy at the same time!