Ronny Deila tipped for Brondby job by Celtic’s Dane defender

Celtic manager Ronny Deila is being linked with the Brondby job, along with ex-Celtic player Morten Wieghorst. Picture: Craig Williamson
Celtic manager Ronny Deila is being linked with the Brondby job, along with ex-Celtic player Morten Wieghorst. Picture: Craig Williamson
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Erik Sviatchenko believes outgoing Celtic manager Ronny Deila is an ideal candidate to become head coach of Brondby.

Deila, who will step down at the Scottish champions at the end of the season, has been linked with the 
Danish club this week.

Brondby are currently under the temporary management of youth coach Aurelijus Skarbalius after the resignation of Thomas Frank in March.

Both Deila and former Celtic midfielder Morten Wieghorst are in the frame for the job according to a variety of media sources in Scandinavia.

Celtic’s Danish international defender Sviatchenko feels Deila would be the perfect choice, although he expects the Norwegian to have other offers to consider.

“I could see Ronny being a success at Brondby,” said Sviatchenko.

“It’s a big club. Not compared to Celtic, but it is the biggest in Denmark, fan-wise as well.

“If that was reality, I think Brondby and Ronny would be a good match. I think there will be a lot of interest in him when he leaves Celtic.

“To come to a club this size and perform, it’s not for free that you get victories and win trophies. It is something you have to work for, so there should be lots of credit to him for winning. To see him succeed again at a new club will be nice.”

As Celtic look to formally retain the Premiership title by taking at least a point at home to nearest

challengers Aberdeen on Sunday, Sviatchenko says Deila’s imminent departure has made no difference to his work with the players.

“I’ve seen no difference in the manager,” added Sviatchenko. “He’s been

really professional and shown his passion when we are out on the training pitches. He’s in it and shows he still wants it. It’s not about him changing, it’s a choice that he made and we all respect that.

“We will do the job we will do and we’re professional, so do our jobs as we would any normal day.”

Having only joined Celtic

in January from Danish champions Midtjylland, Sviatchenko is relaxed

at the prospect of the

manager who signed him moving on so soon.

“I’m not concerned,” said the 24-year-old. “It’s

natural a new coach will come in, do adaptations and do what he thinks is needed. That is natural when coaches are replaced and there will be some

changes. I will respect what the new manager will say.”