Ronny Deila lands new job and ex Celtic boss to take Rangers hero as assistant manager

Ronny Deila has landed his latest managerial role - and is set to appoint a Rangers hero as his assistant.

The former Celtic boss has landed the head coach job at United Arab Emirates side Al Wahda and they announced him as their new man this afternoon. The 48-year-old was available after leaving Club Brugge, where he only lasted around a year following a successful stint at fellow Belgian side Standard Liege. He's also bossed Vålerenga and New York City after his Hoops departure.

Al-Wahda have won the UAE Pro League four times but not since 2010 and are based in the capital Abu-Dhabi. And Deila is set to team up with former Celtic and Rangers striker Kenny Miller, who he will take with him as his right hand man, according to the Scottish Sun. Miller has been keen to get back into coaching after assisting Mark Fotheringham at Huddersfield for a short spell.

The club's statement today reads: "Al Wahda FC has signed Norwegian head coach Ronny Deila (48 years old) to take charge of the first football team starting from the 2024/2025 sports season. The club's Board of Directors welcomed the new coach to the home of champions.

"In their statement, they highlighted Ronny's impressive resume and early start to his coaching career, wishing him and the team success in the upcoming important competitions. For his part, the coach expressed his sincere gratitude and appreciation to the club's leadership and management, praising the professionalism in completing the contract procedures and expressing his pride and happiness in signing with Al Wahda FC in Abu Dhabi."

Deila added: "I am happy to be here at Al Wahda and in Abu Dhabi! I will do my best to make the team's supporters happy."