Former Rangers boss Ally McCoist believes that Celtic manager Ronny Deila is on a hiding to nothing at Parkhead and cannot succeed no matter what he does.

Deila has come under fire this season as Bhoys boss, with Celtic struggling to pull away from Aberdeen at the top of the Premiership, while they failed to qualify for the Champions League group stage for the second time in two seasons.

It has been speculated that Celtic could part company with Deila, while a number of Bhoys fans have lost faith in the Norwegian manager. McCoist however has sympathy for Deila and feels no matter what he does at Parkhead it will never be enough.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live, the former Rangers player and manager said: "The current manager at Celtic is a man I have a great deal of sympathy for because, no matter what he does, it is probably not going to be enough.

"Scottish football for the last three or four years has been in an absolutely bizarre situation when nobody really knows what's good and what's bad and what's indifferent", McCoist added.


Celtic currently find themselves one point ahead of second placed Aberdeen at the top of the Premiership, though they do also have a game in hand on the Dons.

Next up for Deila's side is a visit to Kilmarnock's Rugby Park this coming Saturday, but increasingly attention in Glasgow is turning to Celtic's Scottish Cup semi-final clash against fierce rivals Rangers at Hampden on 17th April.