Celtic are on course to achieving success in the league and cup once again after managing to extend their lead in the Scottish Premier league after a 2-0 win over Partick Thistle.
This victory sees the club have a seven-point advantage and a game in hand in the last two months of the campaign. Such good run of form has seen manager Ronny Deila’s stock rise in the last few months. When the Norwegian came to the Scottish club as the replacement for Neil Lennon, it was feared that Celtic may slide down the table due to the lack of experience from Ronny Deila.
After managing to overturn the initial poor form, Diela is happy to see the results on a consistent basis. However, he has admitted that there was a point in time when he thought about leaving the club. It would have come just a few months after coming into the job, has Deila failed to cope with the pressure of keeping the club in the Champions League and doing well in the league. This has all changed in recent months, as they came very close to reaching the latter stages of the Europa League. The prospect of securing a cup and league double sounds enticing indeed.
“There was a period when I doubted whether I wanted to do it. I felt it was a bit unfair at times. I’ve always said I want to build things, create things. When you come in and everything is result, result, result, it’s tough to think how you are going to fix this. If it’s only about results it’s not fun. If I have to go in and think, ‘I can’t make mistakes today’, there’s no development there. But we’ve got past that stage and we are really getting better and the culture’s getting better,” said Deila.