Video: Charlie Mulgrew Says Celtic Players Had to Smuggle Sugar in For Tea During Ronny Deila Era

Video: Charlie Mulgrew Says Celtic Players Had to Smuggle Sugar in For Tea During Ronny Deila Era

Charlie Mulgrew has given us a small glimpse of what life was like under previous Celtic boss Ronny Deila, saying that sugar had to be covertly smuggled from the kitchen for players’ morning cup of tea.

Mulgrew, now with Blackburn Rovers, was a senior player at Parkhead when Deila arrived in the summer of 2014 and proceeded to roll-out a healthy new diet for his squad.

At the time, Deila publicly said his squad overall were overweight and the media claimed the Norwegian had banned chips from the canteen but Mulgrew insists sugar was just as frowned upon.

In an interview with Simon Ferry for Open Goal, the Scotland defender elaborated:

There always seemed to be friction amongst the Celtic squad during Deila’s reign and perhaps this is just one of the reasons why.

Does it really matter if the players have a sugar or two in their morning tea?

What do you make of Mulgrew’s anecdote? Does it provide an insight as to why it never really worked out for Deila in Glasgow?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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