Celtic manager Ronny Deila has delivered a rallying call to Celtic supporters by outlining his commitment and plans for the club.
Deila was appointed boss last Friday after signing a twelve-month rolling contract. He enters the Scottish Football sphere as a relatively unknown entity having spent his entire managerial career at Stromsgodset IF in Norway.
The Norwegian spoke confidently in front of the press for the first time and gave a clear message to the supporters.
Speaking passionately to Celtic’s official website, Deila had this to say:
“My message to our supporters is this – I’m going to give everything to Celtic. My life is all about Celtic,”
“We’re going to attack and we’re going to have energy on the pitch, to give something back to the supporters and I know that the atmosphere that we’ll all create in Celtic Park will make it very hard for any opponent.”
Deila went on to comment on the aim of winning silverware and the development of players within the club, as opposed to bringing in big money signings. This approach will undoubtedly be music to the ears of Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell, as Celtic continue to battle with reductions in sponsorship revenues.
“To win trophies we need to develop players and the staff, and if we can do that we can achieve good things”.
Hoops fans will certainly be expecting the Norwegian to bring trophies to the club as they go in search of their 46th Scottish league title.
Here’s the new manager’s first interview as Celtic boss.
Podge O’ Halloran, Pundit Arena