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David Moyes claims that Celtic boss Ronny Deila will be only judged later

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.

Deila came to Celtic last season as the replacement for Neil Lennon. He was quite successful in his first season after winning trophies like the league title. However, Celtic failed to even reach the group stages despite being given a number of opportunities through suspensions for the opposition. Moyes was one of the favourites to take over at the Scottish club before he decided to join Real Sociedad in order to gain the experience of managing a foreign club.

Deila was untrusted at European level when he came to Celtic and the lack of experience told in the qualification stages last season. This time around, the team are much more focused on reaching the group stages of the Champions League. Moyes played for Celtic for three years between 1980 and 1983. He would have been an obvious replacement for Lennon, who managed to take the club into the knockout stages of the competition. There have been rumours that Moyes is already looking forward to a return to British football. In such a case, Deila will have to be cautious about his position if Celtic crash out of Europe yet again.

"He had a good season and Celtic had a good season. But I think at Celtic you're always judged on your European football.There's always a little bit about that. You need a good run in the Champions League, you want to be in there because Celtic can easily stand alongside whoever you want to name in Europe.And because of that the expectation throughout the world for Celtic to be at that level is big as well," said the former Everton manager.