Ronny Deila has spoken of his future plans with the club after successfully completing the signing of Denmark international defender Erik Sviatchenko on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

Celtic have been fairly busy since the summer window closed having tied down several first-team players to long-term deals at the club.

The Bhoys’ quartet of Nir Bitton, Craig Gordon, Scott Brown and Kieran Tierney have all committed their long-term future to the club as boss Deila has expressed his intentions for the coming years at the club, building a sustainable and fruitful future in the green and white Hoops.

As quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times, he said:

We have many players on longer contracts and we can build some future from it.

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As well as talking about contract details, Deila was quick to shut down speculation of attacking duo Rasmus Falk and Mohamed Elyounoussi, stating that he would not mention any names regarding his transfer plans.

I can’t comment on names. We are into different things and we will comment if anything happens.

By sorting out a range of players’ futures at the club, Deila has reiterated the importance of having a long-term plan ahead of the next season instead of crossing the bridge when they come to it.

This move in January to improve the quality in the squad suggests a clear emphasis on embedding the players into the team ahead of next summer’s Champions League qualifiers.

If Deila can’t make it a third time to the level fans want to be, it could be curtains for his time at Celtic.