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Adam Kwarasey's coach at Stromsgodset Ronny Deila appointed Celtic coach

Published on: 06 June 2014
Ronny Delia has been named Celtic manager


Celtic have announced the appointment of Ronny Deila,  the man who coached Adam Kwarasey at Stromsgodset, as their new manager on a 12-month rolling contract.

The Bhoys have been on the hunt for a boss since Neil Lennon stood down last month and have turned to the Norwegian 38-year-old.

With Kwarasey's contract running out at the end of the season, Deila could make a move for the Ghana World Cup goalkeeper.

Deila has never managed or played outside of his native land, however, he comes to Scotland on the back of success having led Stromsgodset to a league and cup double last season - the first time the Norweigan side had won the Premier League title in 42 years.

The new Celtic manager told the club's official website: "It is a magnificent honour to be named the new manager of Celtic, one of the world’s greatfootball clubs and a club I have such enormous respect for.

"I will treasure this opportunity and will give everything I have to achieve success for Celtic and our wonderful fans.  I know what I want for Celtic and our supporters and that is the best of everything, it is what our fans deserve.

"I want to deliver the best attacking, exciting and entertaining football we can play, for the players to give their best every time they take to the field of and, of course. I want my players to work with me to achieve the best results possible and bring trophies to Celtic.

“Celtic is in great shape and the club has enjoyed real success in recent years due to the hard work of Neil and his team. I want to carry on this work and continue to bring happy times to Celtic. I can’t wait to get started on this journey."


  • Africanus says:
    June 06, 2014 11:03 am
    It is just a suggestion that Kwarasey may follow, as his current contract has run out, making him (Kwarasey) free to go anywhere he wants.
  • Assemblyman says:
    June 06, 2014 10:52 am
    How logic is this!! If the coach is moving away ,does it mean KWARASEY will automatically follow him??
  • spellBOUND says:
    June 06, 2014 08:37 pm
    isn't this the same coach who has been saying he wants kwaresay to stay? and yet he searches for greener pastures... lol. kwaresay, u owe your club nothing. if the opportunity comes leave asap.
  • new says:
    June 07, 2014 06:28 am
    This is the coach who has handed the captain band to kwarasey for the first time a keeper is appointed a captain,it can be advised if kwarasey put up a good perfomance for Ghana at the world cup,good coach and young who believes more in a young talents.
  • keith from germany says:
    June 06, 2014 12:14 pm
    i dont think kwarasey will go to celtic glasgow because they have the english international keeper Fraser Forster who is currently the number three goalie in the three lions. Forster has been selected to represent england at the mundial
  • new says:
    June 07, 2014 06:31 am
    first time a keeper is appointed a captain in the strongodset team