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Deila’s departure from Celtic confirmed


Ronny Deila will quit Celtic at the end of the season, with several big names lining up to take his place at the Scottish club.

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News of Deila’s departure came just days after they were defeated by fierce rivals Glasgow Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final, which was decided by a penalty shoot-out.

The Norwegian had considerable success at the Glasgow club in his first season, winning the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish League Cup in 2014-15; however, Celtic have been disappointing in Europe, failing to reach the group stage of the Champions League in consecutive seasons.

The coach is keen to end on a high note and is concentrating on securing a fifth successive league title for Celtic before he leaves.

Who will take over at Celtic?

There are a few names in the frame to succeed Deila, including Malky Mackay, who was sacked by Wigan a year ago; former Everton, Manchester United and Real Sociedad coach David Moyes; and former Celtic manager Neil Lennon, according to Sky Sports.

Celtic and fellow Glaswegians Rangers are the two biggest clubs in Scotland; therefore, it needs a strong personality to take over the helm. As anyone who has taken their coaching qualifications knows, running a football team is very rewarding but also very hard work.

Deila's departure from Celtic confirmed

Getting the four corners covered

Coaching has also changed and it is no longer the aim to win at all costs, which is why the FA developed the four-corner model to develop the individual at the same time as developing the player.

The four-corner model covers learning from a technical, physiological, physical and social point of view, says the FA.

The technical corner covers the skills the players need to master the ball and play in a group. The psychological corner covers their ability to make decisions and confidence, while the physical corner looks at co-ordination. The social aspect is about communication, teamwork and self-esteem.

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Training sessions need to have all four corners covered and also need to be interesting so that players do not get bored and drop out. The sessions can involve talks on how to improve, how to approach the next game and videos showing techniques in addition to football drills.