FORMER Celtic boss Neil Lennon quizzed Ronny Deila only minutes after the fourth successive SPFL title was paraded.
In an impromptu on-the-pitch interview, the Irishman, returning to Parkhead for the first time as a match summariser for Sky Sports, asked his successor: “What were the pivotal moments of the second half of the season, Ronny, when there was a huge improvement?”
Deila responded: “I think we grew more during the season. At the beginning, it was hard to get to know each other.
“The Europa League was right for us, but, hopefully, I’m ready for the Champions League next season.”
Lennon said: “These are good days and they go very quickly. They are brilliant, so enjoy them when you can.
“Congratulations, it’s a great achievement in your first year.”
Lennon, who led the club to the previous three championships, added: “The general consensus of opinion is that Celtic will be the dominant team in Scotland.
“So where do they go from here? The next logical step is the Champions League.
“The qualifiers are extremely difficult, of course. However, I think now that Ronny has had a full season with the players and staff it will be a lot more comfortable than it was last year.
“He’s got the team playing the way he wants them to play and, hopefully, it should now be a lot easier for him.”