Published Friday, 06 June 2014
Ronny Deila has been appointed as Celtic's new manager. (© Getty)
The 38-year-old has signed up with the Scottish side on a 12-month rolling contract, fresh from Strømsgodset IF in Norway.
Last season, Deila led them to their first league championship victory in more than 40 years.
He has described his new job as a "magnificent honour", after an official announcement on Friday.
"I will treasure this opportunity and will give everything I have to achieve success for Celtic and our wonderful fans," Delia said.
"I know what I want for Celtic and our supporters and that is the best of everything, it is what our fans deserve.
"Celtic is in great shape and the club has enjoyed real success in recent years due to the hard work of Neil and his team. I want to carry on this work and continue to bring happy times to Celtic."
I can't wait to get started on this journey.
Celtic chairman Ian Bankier hailed the new appointment as a "forward-thinking coach and manager with a progressive approach".
Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell said that Deila was one of the first candidates to be considered for the role because he was "so highly-rated across Europe".
"We believe Ronny will prove to be a fresh and dynamic new manager and someone who will give us a bright and energetic way forward for Celtic," he added.
"Ronny likes to play attacking, winning football, the Celtic way - something I know our supporters will endorse.
"As the new season begins, I am sure our fans will get right behind Ronny and the players once again as we aim to bring success to Celtic and continue to deliver a club they can be proud of."
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