Ronny Deila has insisted there will be money to spend in January as he prepares to build for next year’s Champions League campaign.
At a time when some fans would like to see a change of manager, others are still backing Deila and his philosophy because of the success he had whilst at Stromgodest and already had at Celtic.
Deila was a handball decision away from a chance to progress to the Scottish Cup final and could have become the first Celtic manager since Martin O’Neill to achieve a domestic treble in his first season.
However, a failed European campaign in the Champions League and Europa League left some questioning the 40-year-old’s ability to manage a club as big as Celtic.
Now it seems the board are set to continue backing their man, and give him the necessary funds to improve the squad to make next seasons Champions League group stages.
The only question that remains is how much has Deila been given to improve his squad and what restrictions are placed upon him.
As quoted by the Daily Mail, Deila said:
There is money. Everybody is in the same mind, they know we have to do things. People in the club are prepared to do that.
You have to get signings who can do better and hopefully get us into Champions League qualification. You have to think long-term but also short-term.
It’s a tough window because nobody wants to lose their players when they are in the middle of the season. It’s always tougher than the summer market.
But we did some good transfers last January – and hopefully we can do it now as well.