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‘WAKING UP AND SMELLING THE COFFEE’ SUTTON

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FORMER Celtic favourite Chris Sutton believes Ronny Deila should get the boot from Parkhead immediately!
The hard-hitting ex-striker, quoted in a national newspaper, fired both barrels at the under-pressure Norwegian while there are still only five league games of the season still to go.
He said: “Rangers (sic) fans chanted ‘you’re getting sacked in the morning’ to Ronny Deila.
“I wouldn’t have let him last the night. If there is any silver lining to come from the dark cloud of embarrassment that looms over Celtic Park, it’s the knowledge people are waking up and smelling the coffee.unspecified-53

“Deila has to go NOW. And if the short-sighted decision-makers at Parkhead had paid attention to the facts staring them in the face for months, Deila would have been out of a job before Christmas.

“I speak from the perspective of a guy who played at the club during an unbelievable period in front of 60,000 supporters every fortnight.

“Those fans have now deserted the club and it’s going to be hard to get a lot of them back in.

“If yesterday’s humiliation isn’t the catalyst for Deila to go, I don’t know what more it would take. The team is going backwards.

“They shouldn’t be on the backfoot against this Rangers (sic) side, who, player-for-player, shouldn’t be on the same park as Celtic.

“Yet they dominated a Hoops side that only really showed any urgency just after half-time and in the second half of extra-time.

“Scott Brown, Nir Bitton and Stefan Johansen looked flat, they couldn’t string a pass together.

“Then there’s Gary Mackay-Steven, who, as he does in every big game, adopted chicken mode and started hiding.

“I feel for Patrick Roberts after his incredible miss, but I don’t understand why he never drives down the outside because he is so predictable. If he wants to develop, he needs to think about this, but why isn’t someone on the coaching staff telling him this?

“It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Roberts is one-dimensional when that perfectly sums up Deila’s managerial style.”

Sutton, who was Martin O’Neill’s first buy at £6million from Chelsea in the summer of 2000, continued: “He might be a nice guy, Ronny, but he’s a one-trick pony.unspecified-45

“He isn’t adaptable, he never changes it up to be more direct or play with two up top including a physical striker to bully defenders.

“Molde worked Ronny out, Malmo worked him out and then, to make matters worse, their manager mocked Ronny about it afterwards. It’s embarrassing.

“Do you really think this guy has a cat in hell’s chance of qualifying for the Champions League or even the Europa League?

“For anybody to think this team is going to challenge for a Champions League place with this guy at the helm, they’re mad.”

Sutton continued in the same vein, but he won’t get his wish to see the manager removed any time soon.
As CQN have insisted all along, Deila will be there to see through the club’s bid to win a fifth successive league title, starting with the game against Ross County at Parkhead on Sunday.
After that, the champions-elect will play Hearts at Tynecastle on Saturday, April 30, then they have a home game against Aberdeen on Sunday, May 8, a trip to St Johnstone the following Wednesday and then the curtain will come down on an eventful – and, hopefully, successful league campaign – with an encounter against Motherwell at Parkhead on Sunday, May 15.
It’s time for the Celtic supporters to rally round the team and cheer them all the way to five-in-a-row.
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