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Former title winning Celtic manager Ronny Deila hopes to use his experience at Celtic Park in his new role in charge at Standard Liège. 

Ever since the Norwegian departed Celtic in 2016, many Hoops fans have followed his managerial path which has now led him to Belgium.

The forty-six year old boss has a proven track record of winning having been successful in Norway, Scotland and most recently the USA where he guided New York City FC to the MLS Cup last year.

Having made his mark in his homeland, Glasgow and New York there was recent speculation that Deila could have been on his way to Blackburn Rovers to take over from former Hoops boss Tony Mowbray. However, it will be former Malmö boss – Jon Dahl Tomasson who will make the trip north with Rovers.

When asked about his hopes and what he believed he needed to be successful at Standard Liege, the new boss sharply turned his attention back to Celtic to speak about the passion he experienced during his two seasons at the club.

“That’s something I experienced at Celtic; whenever you go back, you feel a part of something, and that is something that has given me more energy to come here,” said Ronny Deila [Sporza] 

Liège finished 14th in the top flight last season only four places above relegation meaning he has a real job on his hands. His experiences at Celtic will serve him well as he knows what it takes to make a team a success and deal with pressure.

Standard Liège’s home stadium is known as ‘The Hell of Sclessin’ which Deila made a sharp quip about in relation to his time at Celtic.

“I’ve been to Paradise with Celtic and done quite well, and now I go to hell, and I hope to succeed here as well.”

Like all Celtic supporters we will be keeping a close eye on Ronny’s time in Belgium and hope that he can be a success there.

 

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