Celtic boss: I should have said ‘It is my way or the highway’

Celtic boss Ronny Deila believes he would have done some things differently if he had his time again as Celtic manager.

In an interview with the Daily Record, the Norwegian manager says that he should have been more forthright with his views and been more “revolutionary” in implementing his ideas rather than using the softly, softly approach and making small changes:

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“I would be more revolutionary – looking back I think I chose to do it little by little. You have to be yourself, you have to say, ‘It is my way or the highway.’ That is something I didn’t do. But again, it is hard to say. If I had done that, maybe it would have been very hard on the players, with things being different from what they were used to.”

Deila also believes it was challenging to play the most important game of the season, the Champions League qualifier, in the first match of each campaign and he believes that perhaps if he had been more assured and changed things more radically early on, qualification to the group stages may have been a greater possibility:

“You also have to play the most important games first. It’s a difficult situation. You try to get results along the way. I know now you always get a little bit of time.If I’d known that at the time I’d have been harder at first – this is the way we do it. Bang, bang, bang. The end product would have been better.”

Deila will manage his last game against Motherwell at Celtic Park this weekend with a new manager expected to be in place by the end of the month with talks with potential new managers already under way.