The official website for European football

Fourth successive Scottish title for Celtic

Published: Saturday 2 May 2015, 19.22CET
"Defensively we have been unbelievable the whole season," said manager Ronny Deila after Celtic FC were confirmed as Scottish league champions without kicking a ball.
Fourth successive Scottish title for Celtic
Ronny Deila has won the title in his first season as Celtic coach ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 2 May 2015, 19.22CET

Fourth successive Scottish title for Celtic

"Defensively we have been unbelievable the whole season," said manager Ronny Deila after Celtic FC were confirmed as Scottish league champions without kicking a ball.

Celtic FC have won their fourth successive league title in Scotland – and their 46th in total – Ronny Deila's side taking the crown without kicking a ball after second-ranked Aberdeen FC lost 1-0 at Dundee United FC.

Deila headed back to his native Norway for a family celebration after Friday's 5-0 win against Dundee FC, but said after the title success was confirmed: "Defensively we have been unbelievable the whole season and we have hardly conceded a goal. Offensively we have been getting better and we scored five beautiful goals against Dundee on Friday night.

"We have worked so hard for this and finally we are there and can start thinking of next season," added the 39-year-old, who replaced Neil Lennon at Celtic Park last summer. "There is always high pressure here and I put high demands on myself as well. Today we just have to enjoy it and be happy that we are champions."

Celtic visit Aberdeen in their first game as champions on Sunday 10 May.
"We're going to enjoy the moment," said assistant manager John Collins. "We look forward to next week's game at Pittodrie. I'll be on the phone to Ronny Deila over in Norway.

"He's got a big day – his children's confirmation today. He'll be enjoying that but this'll make it an extra special evening for him, no doubt about that."

Last updated: 02/05/15 19.22CET

Related information

Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=sco/news/newsid=2242221.html#fourth+successive+scottish+title+celtic