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Deila shrugs off Celtic job fears after Cup shocker

The Scottish champions were stunned by Ross County.

Image: Jeff Holmes

CELTIC MANAGER Ronny Deila claims he isn’t worried for his future at the Scottish champions as he took responsibility for his side’s shock 3-1 defeat by Ross County in the Scottish League Cup semi-final at Hampden.

Celtic had made a dream start with Gary Mackay-Steven opening the scoring after just 25 seconds but Martin Woods levelled matters from the penalty spot in the 15th minute after Efe Ambrose was sent off for bringing down Alex Schalk.

County moved ahead in the 48th minute courtesy of a Paul Quinn header before Schalk made it 3-1 in the 63rd minute to send the holders out and end Celtic’s hopes of a domestic treble.

It is the second year in a row that Deila’s side have suffered semi-final disappointment after they crashed out of the Scottish Cup to Inverness Caledonian in April but the Norwegian denied he felt under any pressure.

“I’m not worried about anything. I’ve got big ambitions and I’m disappointed as everyone else today,” Deila said.

“Cups are tough things as you saw last year and you see this year as well. Things can happen in one game and today it happened again and we went out.

“We are working every day to do these things right but in the end it is my responsibility.

“I’m very, very disappointed today and of course all of the players are as well but what is done is done.

“There is still a lot to play for and I see a team that can be really good here and I’m going to work really hard to get us where we want to be.”

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