Ronny Deila frustrated Celtic attacker Ryan Christie

By Connor Gordon

December 3, 2019

The father of Ryan Christie has come out against former Celtic manager Ronny Deila.

Former Celtic man Charlie Christie said his son was “increasingly frustrated” with the Norwegian. The current Celt hardly got a game under the gaffer that brought him in from Inverness in 2015.

This is leaving a bitter taste in the mouth of Christie senior even after Deila was left eating humble pie.

Ryan Christie should have been playing says dad

Christie’s rise to Celtic stardom isn’t coming as a shock for former Celt, Charlie.

Joining in 2015 under Deila, Christie only managed six appearances.

Ryan Christie posing as a Celtic player in 2015. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images),

Christie went on loan to Inverness and Aberdeen twice subsequently and came back raring to go under Brendan Rodgers. His Dad doesn’t forget where the Norwegian left his son in the footballing wilderness.

He told BBC Scotland: “He’s a good example of giving it your utmost when you’re not in the team.

“He played and scored in a 7-0 win on the final day of the season against Motherwell.

“Ronny Deila said afterwards he maybe should have played him more often that season. That just increased the frustration for Ryan.”

Ronny Deila is controversial amongst some Celtic figures. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Christie is currently Celtic’s top scorer after bagging two goals and an assist at the weekend.

His dad believes one of his son’s teammates is en route to follow in his foot steps – Lewis Morgan.

Charlie Christie hypes up Celtic winger Lewis Morgan

Morgan is breaking more into the team in recent weeks due to injuries to Mohamed Elyounoussi and Odsonne Edouard. The Scotland international even bagged himself a goal in the Europa League against Rennes.

Lewis Morgan and Ryan Christie celebrate last Thursday against Rennes. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

In reference to the quotes on Christie junior, Charlie said: “Lewis Morgan is an example of that now.”

If Elyounoussi and Edouard are still out, then opportunities will continue to come for Morgan. This will only boost his profile if he continues to impress the fans and backroom staff alike. Morgan too has had his loan away from the Hoops so now it is his time to shine like Christie.