Former Celtic manager Ronny Deila involved in tussle
Former Celtic boss Ronny Deila had to be pushed away from an opposing player following a spat.
Deila jumped to the rescue of an other ex-Celt Gary Mackay-Steven after he was the victim of a late foul.
The Norwegian pushed defender Pablo Arboine before a melee ensued between both sides.
Fortunately, Mackay-Steven escaped from the challenge unscathed.
Tempers flare between NYCFC and San Carlos in @TheChampions after THIS studs-up tackle on Mackay-Steven ⚠️
NY coach Ronny Deila sees a yellow for his involvement. pic.twitter.com/rYZ0O6Wxsu
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 27, 2020
Ronny Deila lucky not to see red for confrontation
New York City and Costa Rican side San Carlos squared off last night in the CONCACAF Champions League.
Deila’s City side won narrowly by a goal to nil thanks to a 41st minute header by Alexander Callens.
The win puts City into the next round of the competition having won 6-3 on aggregate.
Temperatures clearly flared for the losing side as the game got out of their reach.
On 80 minutes Arboine made a dangerous knee high challenge with studs showing on Mackay-Steven.
While the former Celt was on the ground in pain, Deila quickly shot up and confronted the defender.
The two-in-a-row boss pushed Arboine before others got involved in a minor scrap on the touchline.
Fox Sports commentators remarked that: “Ronny Deila has to be better though.”
Arboine ended up in the referee’s book for the challenge and no further action was taken.
NYCFC fans want passion from their new gaffer and they certainly have it going on the Arboine incident.
It’s still early days in his American career and he is still to do his first ‘Ronny Roar’ to a jubilant crowd.
However, the fans will be in no doubt now that Deila will live and breath for everyone of his players.