By Dean Robertson
Ronny Deila has come in for a lot of criticism in his time as manager of Celtic, some of it has been justified, but some of it has been overly harsh in my opinion.
I consider myself one of a minority of Celtic fans that still believe Ronny Deila is the man to take the club forward. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe everything he has done is right but I do believe that he deserve time and that he will be a successful Celtic boss.
However, one thing he said this week has bugged me and that was when he reviled his target for Christmas. He announced this week that his target for Christmas is to top the SPFL Premiership table.
A target which I think goes without saying. I wouldn’t consider it a target myself, I would consider it a must. We have no real challengers for top spot in the SPFL Premiership so we should be top of the league and should have no problem staying top, no matter what team plays or if we have played more than one game a week.
A target is something you aim for but don’t always complete and that doesn’t describe his ‘target’. We must be sitting top by Christmas, there’s no ifs or buts about it, it simply must happen. If not, then I’m afraid that the only Christmas present Deila will be getting from Celtic will be a notice of dismissal.
I’m sure Deila will achieve his Christmas target as we have started to pick up our form with a recent run of victories, but I do hope he has other targets like winning a double or treble because he still has a lot to prove and if he only manages to win the league then the people on his back won’t be getting off any time soon.
What do you think of Ronny Deila and his target?