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SportScottish PremiershipFormer Celtic striker Andy Walker criticises Hoops boss Ronny Deila

Former Celtic striker Andy Walker criticises Hoops boss Ronny Deila


Former Celtic striker Andy Walker had branded the Hoops ‘dull’ and ‘uninspiring’ under manager Ronny Deila

And in the wake of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Motherwell, Walker insists a growing number of supporters doubt whether the Norwegian is the right man for the job.

Celtic have now not won at home since beating Aberdeen on October 31, and are only one point clear of the Dons at the Premiership summit.

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Celtic have won two our of their last eight home matches in all competition



Deila’s side only have domestic honours to challenge for after being eliminated from both the Champions League and Europa League and even though Walker reckons they will clinch the title, the 50-year-old admits questions remain over the manager.

He said: “It’s their style of play at the moment, it is dull and uninspiring.

“They had a difficult away game last weekend against St Johnstone and scored three goals but at home in front of your own supporters, I really do think you have to send a message that you know what you’re doing and I think there is a growing feeling of resentment among the Celtic supporters that Ronny Deila might not be up to it.

“The European results have been really embarrassing and there is no evidence that he is learning from these European defeats.”

Speaking to Sky Sports Now, Walker added: “I think they will still go on and secure the title, they might win another cup or two.

“If Aberdeen can put together that run that they had at the start of the season hopefully they can push Celtic all the way but with Celtic’s strength and resources, and ability to do business in January, I still think they’ll come good in the end.

“But there is no evidence that Ronny Deila has the knowledge to get through the Champions League qualifiers next season and for Celtic to lose out on that again would be a real hammer blow to the supporters.”

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