Even title glory may not be enough to save Celtic boss

Celtic manager Ronny Deila will be sacked by the Scottish club even if they win their fifth Scottish Premiership title in a row, according to the Scottish Sun.

There have been widespread suggestions Norwegian manager Deila may be forced to step down on the back of an underwhelming season, but the paper believes that majority shareholder Dermot Desmond has not talked to the Celtic boss about his future yet.

It is believed, however, that Desmond has decided that Deila must go after Celtic lost to Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

Celtic’s record under Deila in big matches has been poor – they have lost in three Champions League qualifiers in two years despite getting a reprieve in 2014 when they lost to Legia Warsaw (the Polish side forfeited the second leg after fielding a suspended player). Celtic then lost again in the next round against Maribor.

Subsequently they have lost in three cup semi-finals, two this year, to Ross County in the League Cup and Old Firm rivals Rangers in the Scottish Cup on Sunday.