With just five games remaining as Celtic manager, Ronny Deila has admitted that the lack of improvement in the side ‘kills him inside’ and that he made the decision to leave at the end of this season for the benefit of the club.
The Norwegian announced yesterday that he was leaving the Scottish Premiership side just three days after he watched his side lose to rivals Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi final.
Speaking at a press conference held on Thursday afternoon, Deila said: “Improvement is one of my biggest values. When you don’t get it, it kills me inside and I lose energy.
“I don’t think there has been a lot of improvement and, when you don’t get improvement, the outside pressure is going to get harder and harder as well.
“I have no problem dealing with that, I have been sitting in this room a lot of times and there has been a lot of difficult questions.
“That is not the problem. The problem is when you don’t get improvements and the things you said you wanted to create when you came in the door, you haven’t created.
“One of the reasons we haven’t had that improvement is because of the pressure and speculation around me all the time.”
With Deila’s future now known, the Norwegian hopes that the side can now concentrate on winning their fifth title in a row.
He added: “That is why I think it is best for the club that new energy is coming into the club next season and now we can really focus on winning the five games and getting five in a row.
“It is going to be a huge thing for me, the players and the whole club. This is why the decision has been made.”
Meanwhile, David Moyes who has been linked with a return to Celtic as manager stated that he would make a decision on his future in the summer but would not rule out taking on the role.