Former Celtic manager Ronny Deila takes over at Club Brugge

By Patrick Sinat

May 25, 2023

Former Celtic manager, Ronny Deila has just been unveiled as the new Head Coach of Club Brugge this afternoon.

Deila left his post at Standard Liege to take over the former Belgian champions and will team up with former Celtic stars Jack Hendry and Dedryck Boyata. He also takes former Celtic fullback Efrain Juarez with him as his assistant. [Club Brugge]

The Norwegian coach led Celtic to a league cup double in 2015 and narrowly missed out on a treble that same season. He retained the league in 2016 before leaving Celtic to allow Brendan Rodgers to take over. Prior to joining Celtic, he had also won the league title with Strømsgodset in 2013 as well as the Norwegian Cup in 2010.

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Deila has had a varied managerial career since leaving Celtic. He took over at Valerenga where he spent three seasons. He struggled during his tenure there and only managed to take Valerenga to sixth place in the league.

A move to New York City FC in the MLS beckoned for Deila in 2020 where he enjoyed a two-year spell at the club. Deila steered the team to the MLS Cup and the Eastern Conference in 2021 before leaving to join Standard Liege in June 2022.

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Ronny guided Standard Liege to a mid-table position in this season’s Belgian First Division and is now taking over one of the biggest jobs in Belgian football.

Brugge had to settle for a fourth-place finish and Deila will take them into the Europa Conference League next season. However, he will be charged with bringing the Belgian title back to Brugge. The Belgian side was the three-time champions before this season and will be keen to see the title back at Jan-Breydel-Stadium. He will be officially unveiled at the club’s first training session at the end of June.

Deila will always be remembered at Celtic for contributing to our second nine in a row and for the famous Ronny Roar. We wish him all the very best in his new role and hope that he can restore Brugge as champions of Belgium once more.

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