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Celtic may lead the Scottish Premier league

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.

Manager Ronny Deila, though, is hoping that his players forget the European misery and concentrate on doing well in the domestic league. Celtic face Dundee United in the next game. Celtic’s last win in the Europa league came almost a year ago against Astra. This is in sharp contrast to the domestic form, which has been the club take four wins from the last five. The lack of competition in the Scottish Premier League has woefully exposed Celtic at the top level. It remains to be seen if the club remain patient with Deila despite the manager receiving a lot of time and backing from above.

“They have changed the manager so it’s not so easy to say how they are coming into this game. There’s always a change when the new manager comes in. The club has been through a difficult situation but they still have talent in the side. It’s going to be a difficult game. They have to fight to get points and we need the points to stay top,” said Deila. Next season is likely to see the arrival of Rangers to the Scottish league and it may be the impetus that Celtic were waiting for. The club have a four-point advantage in the domestic league table.