By Alex Stevens
Ronny Deila will be sacked by Celtic at the end of the season, according to reports in Norway.
Norwegian TV2 claim, as cited by Sky Sports’ website, that the former Stromsgodset boss will leave the club when his one-year rolling contract runs out in June.
The 40-year-old replaced Neil Lennon in June 2014 and won the double in his first season but the pressure began to mount on Deila following a poor European campaign this term.
Celtic are on the verge of securing a fifth consecutive Scottish Premiership title but Deila’s fate has reportedly been sealed by Sunday’s embarrassing Scottish Cup semi-final loss to Championship club Rangers on the back of January’s League Cup exit to Ross County.
TV2 reports that criticism from former players, supporters and a ‘bloodthirsty’ Scottish tabloid press have also played a part.
Sky Sports pundit Andy Walker said earlier on Monday that Deila “was on the brink of losing his job” following the defeat on Sunday to Rangers.
Mark Warburton’s side won a pulsating Scottish Cup semi-final clash on penalties at Hampden Park to book a place against Hibernian in the final next month.
The latest Celtic news is that Neil Lennon is convinced there has been a shift in the Old Firm landscape following Sunday’s showdown.