After tonight’s performance, there is no beating around the bush any longer. No ifs, no buts. No ‘uch, let’s just give it a few more months and see how it goes’.
Ronny Deila and his backroom staff must leave Celtic now before the club become a complete laughing stock.
Things haven’t been rosy for a while now and that is no secret, however, tonight’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of Molde is the last level of embarrassment Celtic fans can take.
On ‘Ronny’s Return’ to his homeland, the club played like a school team as they were dominated on the counter attack and failed to create many chances themselves with the exception of a Kris Commons goal and a Nir Bitton effort off the bar.
If the Celtic board have any sense they would give the Norwegian taxi fare to get to his mother’s house before they head for their flight home this evening.
Three weeks ago, some of you may remember our piece where we stated that Deila would have to learn other options over attack, attack, attack and his failure to do so cost his side dear once again this evening with Molde’s counter attacking strength.
After a bright start, the Scottish champions were up to their old tricks again with defensive mistake followed my defensive mistake as Dedryck Boyata’s slack pass allowed Molde to break up the pitch before the ever deflating Craig Gordon was beaten once again at his near post when he never should have.
Emilio Izaguirre decided to follow suit seven minutes later as he took his opportunity to decide what he would be having for dinner on his chartered flight home and left his man free to volley home and double the Norwegian’s lead breaking travelling Celtic fans’ hearts.
After half time, the Hoops gave a bit more effort and found themselves only one goal behind with Kris Commons proving once again he is the most vital player in green and white. He was sure to be a key figure in the later stages of the game also.
Molde regained their two-goal lead straight from kick off with right back Mikael Lustig deciding he didn’t want to be left out of his friends at the back’s mistakes as his pathetic attempt at clearing a closs allowed Mohamed Elyounoussi to tuck home.
The final nail in Deila’s coffin may have come in the 76th minute as he prepared former Dundee United striker Nadir Ciftci for battle in place of their goalscorer.
One player who could have been replaced instead was midfielder Stefan Johansen yet, Ronny Deila left his golden boy on the pitch as number 15 was erected to pave the way for Commons.
This caused all hell to kick off as Celtic fans made their voice heard, booing the manager’s decision while Commons looked confused to say the least.
Confusion then turned into absolute rage as the former Derby man grabbed his jacket before screaming at the Celtic backroom staff on the bench with John Collins seemingly his prime target.
Celtic's Kris Commons Absolutely Furious After Being Subbed Off pic.twitter.com/sW2sXc4ty3
— talkingbaws (@talkingbaws) October 22, 2015
Celtic fans really must question who is pulling the strings at the club after seeing the above footage, however, Deila is, legally, the manager and he must face the music after tonight’s shocker.