KRIS COMMONS has used his blog to have a sly dig at Ronny Deila even though his topic had nothing to do with Celtic or his former manager.

The former Celtic midfielder spoke about the renaissance Scotland are currently enjoying under manager Steve Clarke and the feel good factor which comes along with qualifying for a major tournament.

Commons likened it to the Brendan Rodgers factor at Celtic where the Irishman came in and gave everyone a boost and got the team playing.

Commons speaks about ‘under Ronny Deila’ the top tier was closed off for Europa League games and that was changed under Brendan Rodgers.

“When the time comes for supporters to return to games, you can guarantee that Hampden will be sold-out as we move towards next summer’s European Championships.” Commons wrote in his column as cited by SunSport.

“Clarke hasn’t just lifted the sense of apathy. He has shattered it and the entire nation is dancing on the pieces to the sound of a cheesy pop tune by Baccara. It’s a bizarre but brilliant story.

“Once that sense of apathy and indifference sets in, it can be really hard to shift it and get the fans back onside. Trust me, it’s easier said than done.

“I can relate to that from my time at Celtic. During the Ronny Deila days, the top tier of Celtic Park was quite often closed for European games.

“You try and block it out as much as you can as a player when you’re on the pitch. But it still doesn’t look great when you’ve got large swathes of empty seats.

“That was one of the first things Brendan Rodgers identified when he took charge. He knew he had to get the supporters believing in the team once again.

“Clarke knows the value of making your home stadium a fortress. That was one of the first things he knew he had to fix when he took over at Kilmarnock.”

Kris forgets he was part of the team that fans left empty seats for in the end.

It was during a time when the team were winning but struggling for an identity. Deila getting negative press for banning certain food types from Lennoxtown.

Commons had a touchline bust-up with the manager away to Molde in the Europa League and their relationship never recovered. From my point of view, the worst thing Ronny Deila did was play Kris after the act of public petulance.

Why Kris felt he even had to bring Ronny up is questionable.



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