Video: Former Celtic boss Ronny Deila shows incredible raw emotion after winning MLS

By John McGinley

December 12, 2021

Former Celtic manager Ronny Deila has won his fourth national title in his third country as a manager after a thrilling New York City FC penalties victory over Portland Timbers last night.

An army of Celtic fans tuned into Sky Sports to cheer on the popular Norwegian manager in the MLS Cup, who adds to his trophy haul from spells at Stromgodset and the Bhoys.

After the victory, Deila could be seen in tears on the sideline alongside former Celtic midfielder Efrain Juarez. The two heroes wept as their dreams of an MLS title became real. You can watch the video below or via this link.

Deila remains a cult hero figure with many Celtic supporters after winning two titles in two years during his spell in Glasgow. Along the way, he produced some big performances and exciting football.

Although it became clear it was time for him to move on by the end of his reign, Deila always treated Celtic and the supporters with great respect. He’s even visited Celtic supporters clubs in the USA as recently as this season to support the Bhoys from afar.

It’s absolutely brilliant to see him succeed elsewhere.

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Not many managers in world football have the ability to win titles in three different countries with different footballing cultures. MLS is notoriously competitive and, even this season, there were doubts about this New York side.

However, the winning mentality of Deila has again shone through. I can’t wait to see where his career goes next.

I’d also love to see Celtic reach out and invite to him a game in the American off-season. It’d be great to see him as a guest of honour at a Bhoys fixture this season, with the accompanying touchline interview that I’m sure the stadium would give a great reception.

In other news, Green light for Celtic’s Reo Hatate move as he signs off from Japan season with shock cup defeat.