Celtic manager Ronny Deila is determined to fight on and help his side win the title despite claims he will sacked at the end of the campaign.
The Norwegian has come under pressure this season after a disappointing European campaign. The Hoops are still eight points clear of Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership but Deila’s men have also been knocked out of both domestic cups at the semi-final stage.
They lost to Ross County in the League Cup in January and then suffered an embarrassing defeat on Sunday in the Scottish FA Cup to rivals Rangers.
As a result of their poor cup form, Norwegian broadcaster TV2 have claimed that Deila will not be asked to extend his one-year rolling contract. The likes of David Moyes have been linked with the role but Deila has vowed to fight on.
He told the Glasgow Evening Times: “These times are difficult, but there are difficult times in footbal. I feel drained just now.
“But we will lift it and lift ourselves because we have to.
“You never know what is going to happen in football. I take responsibility for my team and there was lots about the game that was disappointing.
“It was a very disappointed dressing room after the game. The players are hurting. We are hurting as a team and as a club. But we have to go back and get ready to go again.
“You cannot just give up. There are five games now for us and the league has to be the big focus now.”