Ronny Deila’s agent Tore Pedersen claims that the Norwegian was not sacked by Celtic and could have continued in the job, but made the decision to leave as it was best for the club and himself.
Pedersen, who was speaking to VGSporten, claimed that the negativity from the Scottish press and the environment around the team made it impossible for his client to go for a third season at Celtic.
Deila’s agent said: “He [Deila] has not been sacked. Ron could have continued if he wanted…. this decision is the best for both him and the club. The noise from the press takes the focus away from what he believes should be the focus. Namely the daily work of the team.
“Now he focuses on finishing with style at Celtic. Hopefully he wins another championship. If you look at his record in Celtic, it is not that bad. It is the equal of his predecessors.
Pedersen also claimed that expectations at the Scottish Premiership side are unrealistic and the financial situation at the club made it difficult to compete in the Champions League.