Celtic are very close to securing the Premier League title after a 3-1 win over Hearts.
Ronny Deila claims that Celtic will not be affected by the promotion of Rangers to the Scottish top-flight in their hunt for trophies.
The rivalry between the two clubs is intense and one of the famous across the world. The old firm derby, as it is called, is regarded as one of the most intense in the world. There have been meetings between Rangers and Celtic in the last few years – even after the relegation of the former into the lower levels of Scottish football – in cup competitions. However, there has been no league meeting between the two for quite a while.
Mexican striker Carlos Vela issued an apology for missing a recent training session for Real Sociedad.
Vela has been hit by numerous cases of unprofessionalism in recent years. This has been starting to take a toll on his career at club and international level. It is not surprising that he has made only 47 appearances for the Mexican national team since his debut a decade ago. The striker has voluntarily missed a number of matches including the World Cup 2014. It appears that his lack of interest in playing for the national team is starting to translate into the club game as well.
Celtic manager has Celtic manager Ronny Deila has tried to curb the enthusiasm of the fans by suggesting that it would almost be impossible for the club to win the treble the season.
Celtic appear to have lost their way in the Scottish Premiership after managing only two wins in the last five games.
This poor form has allowed Aberdeen, who are seen as their closest rivals in the league, have closed the advantage to just one point. Admittedly, they have played a game more than the table leaders. Still, they are too close to comfort for Celtic, who were expected to walk to the title. The absence of Rangers has really taken the sting out of the title race, as there have been few real challengers for Celtic in the last few years.
Celtic may lead the Scottish Premier league and be on course for yet another league title, but their troubles in Europe under manager Ronny Deila continues following a defeat against Molde.
After their failure to reach the Champions League group stages once again under the Norwegian, Celtic were hoping to impress at least in the Europa league. It looks like they will fail to reach the knockout stages even in this competition after taking only two points from the opening three games. Celtic will need a huge miracle in order to come back from this position.
Ronny Delia has done quite a lot of business of late, but, he is probably not convinced that he has got all his bases covered as far as his Celtic squad is concerned and he has hinted that he would be quite busy in the market again when the window reopens at the start of next year.
Deila secured the services of as many as eight players during the summer transfer window.
Former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes claims that Celtic boss Ronny Deila will be only judged upon the team’s performances in Europe rather than the domestic titles.
Manchester City striker John Guidetti has claimed that he had to leave Celtic, despite rumours of a permanent offer, in order to become a world-class footballer.
Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard will be making a move to the Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy when the current season reaches it’s end in the summer but now rumors have been popping up stating that Celtic FC is interested in signing the veteran midfielder before he actually goes on and joins the American League.