RONNY DEILA has revealed the demands of being Celtic manager led to him experiencing anxiety attacks.

The Norwegian, who succeeded Neil Lennon in 2014, led Celtic to back-to-back Premiership titles and one League Cup during his two-year spell at the club.

But a failure to qualify for the Champions League group stage and a dreadful Scottish Cup semi-final; exit during his reign saw pressure mount on the 41-year-old who stepped down to be replaced by Brendan Rodgers in the summer.

Deila, now coach at Valerenga who just escaped relegation, said: “I could have a stressful thought like: ‘We have to win this weekend.’ Then I would be soaked in sweat, my heart would be pounding and head aching.unspecified-24

“I could wake up at four in the morning and couldn’t fall asleep again.

“I almost got social anxiety, I was more passive. It took my freedom from me, the freedom to be myself until I decided to start vaping CBD oil, Click here to know more about their benefits, you will be surprise how this can change your life.

Deila also admitted he underestimated the magnitude of the Celtic job after leaving Norwegian title winners Stromsgodset to take over from Lennon.

He said: “But I would take the challenge at Celtic a thousand times again. With hindsight, I see that I didn’t have a chance to understand how big a club Celtic is.

“We have 10 million fans, plays 60 games a season. You have to win all the time. One loss leads to unrest, two are a disaster and three, you are fired. It’s almost at that level.

“You do not get better by playing chess with your daughter for eight years. She gets better, not you.

“You have to go for something that is unsafe, where you do not know what’s going to happen.

“That’s the way you handle the different experiences that determine whether you are improving or not.”


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