Ronny Deila shows his love for Celtic after visiting supporters club for AZ Alkmaar clash

By David Walton

August 19, 2021

Former Celtic manager Ronny Deila has shown his love for the Hoops after he joined up with the Plough Bhoys Celtic Supporters Club last night.

Deila, currently manager of New York City, was in Philadelphia for a game against the Union. However, he made sure to stop off at the local CSC in order to take in the AZ Alkmaar clash.

Celtic ran out 2-0 winners in a massive night for Ange Postecoglou and his team. Goals from Kyogo Furuhashi and James Forrest ensured we’ll go back to the Netherlands with a commanding lead to our name.

And Norwegian tactician Deila, who managed Celtic between 2014 and 2016, clearly still has a vested interest in the Hoops. The Philly-based Celtic fans took a photo with the ex-Hoops boss as he dropped in for the big night.

Deila won two Premiership titles in his two years in Glasgow. He also secured the Scottish League Cup in 2015.

Ronny Deila continues to be a much-loved figure amongst the Celtic support

In the end, Deila left the Hoops after some poor domestic results and a failure to progress in Europe. However, he’s still absolutely adored by the support for his genuine affection towards the club.

Celtic 2-0 AZ Alkmaar | LIVE Reaction

Celtic 2-0 AZ Alkmaar | LIVE Reaction

Deila has shown such a passion for Celtic even after leaving. Whether it be talking us up in the media or going to watch high-profile games with supporters, he’s clearly caught the Celtic bug.

The Norwegian has yet to be back at Celtic Park since his departure. However, when he does he’ll get a hero’s welcome.

Supporters love to see former players and managers still show their affiliation to the football club. Especially foreign figures who weren’t steeped in the history of the Hoops growing up.

Deila falls into that bracket. He’s a genuine Celtic man who keeps tabs on their progress despite the fact his tenure didn’t end how we all would’ve liked it to.

Big credit to him. He’ll always be welcomed back at Paradise whenever he decides to make the journey over.

In other news, Chris Sutton bigs up Anthony Ralston and Joe Hart for huge Celtic performances tonight