Ronny Deila says he has already begun preparations for next season at Celtic and been in discussions with Peter Lawwell.

As quoted by STV, he spoke about the discussions and said:

We do that all the time. We go on pre-season, we go through everything. We have to be ahead in every decision we’re going to make.

I’m the Celtic manager and I want to stay the Celtic manager. I want to fight to win four trophies in two years and fight for five in a row. Whatever happens outside that, I can’t use any energy on.

I feel very comfortable and I’m excited for the games to coming up and that’s my main focus and target.

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The Norwegian manager took over in June 2014 and won a league a cup double in his first season, and progressed to the last-32 of the Europa League.

This season the Hoops have struggled for form at times, and although a league and cup double is still a possibility this season, fans were also unhappy with the performances in Europe this season.

Celtic are also just one point clear of their nearest challengers Aberdeen and many thought they would be further clear at this stage of the season given their financial superiority.

He also commented on other managers such as David Moyes and Malky Mackay, who have expressed an interest in the role in recent days.

It doesn’t frustrate me at all. I’ve been on the other side before and I’ve been on this side and I have a lot of other things to think about. There’s a lot going on and for me the only thing I’m thinking about is Celtic winning the double.

Deila’s side in action again on Saturday when they travel to Rugby Park to face Kilmarnock.