Ronny Deila’s return to the spotlight this week has stirred up a lot of debate among Celtic supporters.
Some fans still believe that the Norwegian was a football visionary, others say thanks and time to let go while others are a little more hostile to the new manager of Valerenga.
Football fans will always discuss and debate matters but it goes without saying that Celtic supporters are far happier today than they were at any stage during Deila’s two years in charge.
Sure two titles were delivered, a refereeing outrage denied him a treble but in between there wasn’t much signs of success or progress.
Europe will always be the benchmark for any Celtic team, player or manager. In that arena Deila failed.
On twitter this morning someone reminded me that Brendan Rodgers has won three out of 12 games in Europe. As they say there are stats and there are stats.
Rodgers has kept signings to a minimum, as a manager he works with what he has, improves players and improves the team. He makes the business look simple by putting in the hours and having a grasp of what is needed.
One key area for managers is the transfer market when their judgement is put on the line.
It’s easy to be selective but in that area Deila failed miserably, only Stuart Armstrong and Craig Gordon have made any impact on Rodgers side.
Deila’s dealings don’t make for pleasant viewing, click on the panel below to be reminded of some of those signings that you’d rather forget.