Deila: Lack of progress has forced me to quit

By Craig Turnbull

Celtic boss Ronny Deila says the reason behind his departure is because of a lack of improvement in the Scottish champions.

Deila announced his intention to leave the club at the end of the season on Wednesday as he approaches two years in charge of the Hoops.

The Norwegian guided the club to a League and Cup double in his first season and is on course for five in a row this term, but poor European results and Cup exits to Ross County and Rangers have left him questioning his side’s progress and ultimately handing the reins on to someone else.

“I have been thinking about this for a while because I haven’t felt the team has got the results they should have and, maybe more importantly, the performance and improvement I wanted,” he said.

“When I came in to the job I talked about improving the team and playing attractive football and I think the last six months we haven’t had the improvement that we need.”

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