Some background on Ronny Deila


Some perspective first.  Ronny Deila, manager of Norwegian champions Stromsgodset, is not about to be appointed Celtic manager.  He does, meet the criteria, unlike the various one-season wonders cast aside from the English Premier League.  I believe there are two other strong candidates, Ronny has no pre-eminence at this stage, but unlike the various ‘favourites’ who have appeared in recent times, at least he is a genuine possibility.

Stefan Johansen worked under Ronny immediately before joining Celtic, which gave club scouts an insight into the coach’s style of play.  Stromsgodset are predominantly an attacking team, who press high up the field and pass quickly.

His players are dedicated athletes or they don’t remain his players for very long.  He is also one of the game’s intellectuals, a former teacher – and what I’ve been asking for since Neil resigned – a student of the game.  His attitude to his own role is one of continual professional development.

Ronny has a track record of improving players and improving teams.  He is not a brand name, nor a shareholder’s whim.  He is not being considered because he’s ‘pals with Peter and out of a job’.

Please bear in mind………..

Ronny Deila is only one of three genuine contenders Celtic are considering at the moment but all three match the same criteria.  They are intelligent, technically adept, progressive, winners.  Which has made me more excited than any of the names suggested so far.

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  1. Fly one P67!



    Previously on CQN….







    11:16 on 4 June, 2014



    I find it incredible Hunco can afford Kenny Miller…?





    Just had that conversation with a good Tim in work. Perhaps news of their demise has been much exaggerated? On the other hand, maybe he’s not signed and it’s all just MSM guff mince positivity – to SELL PAPERS! :-)



    !Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive!

  2. prestonpans bhoys dam justice for the 5 on

    Went on-line to have a look at my section. There are only two seats at the back of 112 – beside me!



    Perhaps I need to wash more often :(

  3. traditionalist88 on

    ‘various one-season wonders cast aside from the English Premier League.’





    Steve Clarke not in the running anyway!




  4. McDowellcelt god bless wee oscar on

    Genuinely excited that a foreign type coach is being considered. Reading a bit about ronny delia he is extremely highly thought of, and compared to Juergen klopp. Won the title in Norway last year.


    Bring it on..

  5. Ronny Delia one of three exceptional candidates being considered?



    Ronny Nigella and Ronny Rick (Stein) the others?



    With these three we might be served up a treat.

  6. Pat Nevin is also one of the game’s intellectuals and is also into sanitising the support, hope he’s on another planet to our radar. (he does have his badges doesn’t he?)

  7. So that’s Mackay, coyle , Moyes Jackie all out of contention


    Somebody must have put a bundle of cash on this Norwegian bloke to have bookies stop taking money


    Did they punter have a sharp looking suit ?

  8. LiviBhoy - God bless wee Oscar on

    This guy sounds the business to me.



    This type of appointment would get my backing.




  9. The Battered Bunnet




    11:28 on 4 June, 2014




    Oughtn’t we have the courtesy to spell the fella’s name correctly?





    “Ought implies can”.



    Not sure if the corollary of this is that “oughtn’t implies can’t”?




  10. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    “His players are dedicated athletes or they don’t remain his players for very long. ”




    Sounds good to me…..

  11. traditionalist88 on

    So who are the other two unknowns?



    Michel Jansen, FC Twente?




  12. SonsOfErin



    11:28 on 4 June, 2014



    NatKnow -Since when did not being able to afford it stop Sevco doing anything?




    Fair dos.



    You have caught me, Sir. Like a Treen in a disabled spaceship…. :-0

  13. The Green Man on

    Bring it on…give us a football man, not a EPL chancer/failure


    Think outside the box…no glamour, but tactical flair





  14. LiviBhoy - God bless wee Oscar on

    Green Lantern (((((0)))))



    Norwich missed a trick not getting him in!




  15. Given Deila works with a Sporting Director at Stromsgodset does that mean we are also in the market for one??


    Or will this allow Peter Lawwell & John Park to continue as de facto Directors of Football??

  16. LiviBhoy - God bless wee Oscar on

    Bet365 opened their betting again?


    I believe Hills are still letting you punt on the new gaffer!




  17. LiviBhoy – God bless wee Oscar




    11:33 on 4 June, 2014




    This guy sounds the business to me.



    This type of appointment would get my backing.







    I concur, doctor.

  18. fanadpatriot on

    Delia the same thinking of the game as Jimmy McGuiness ,now that would be a good double act.Make it happen

  19. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    a wee extra for your birthday glasgowbhoy



    happy birthday

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