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Lennon backed up Deila

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon has backed his successor Ronny Deila by saying that success will eventually come to the Norwegian. Many questioned the appointment of Deila given that he did not have much top-flight experience. He has been the manager of a few clubs in Scandinavia before being given the Celtic managerial job. It has proven to be a tough few months for the new manager, as he has not only had to live up to the expectations created by Neil Lennon’s four years in charge of the club but also the fans expectations as well.
After an early exit before reaching the Champions League group stages, Celtic were expected to at least win the title quite comfortably. Even this has taken a turn for the worst after the club finds itself struggling to even qualify for the Champions League spot. They were beaten by Hamilton, who are an extremely small club in comparison with Celtic, during the weekend and it pushed them to sixth place in the table. Despite this, Deila has been confident that results will start to improve. After being recently appointed as the new manager at Bolton Wanderers, Lennon also backed his successor.
Apart from winning several league titles, Lennon managed to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League with Celtic. "I think under Ronny, once he finds his feet and gets a bit of time to implement what he does, then the club will be very successful. We've had great success, we're the dominant team in Scotland and I'm pretty sure the club have picked the right man to take the club forward. I wish Ronny and the club and the players every success because they did wonderful things for, not just my career but for my life as well," said Lennon.