Ronny Deila leaves Standard Liege and signs three-year deal with Club Brugge

Ronny Deila has been appointed as the new head coach of Club Brugge. The 47-year-old Norwegian will take over at the end of the season after spending less than a year in charge of Standard Liege. 

Deila cancelled his weekly press conference on Thursday as he informed Standard Liege about his decision to leave the club. The former Celtic boss won’t be in the dugout for Standard’s two remaining fixtures. Deila will also bring his assistant, Efrain Juarez to Brugge. 

In a statement on the club website, Standard wrote ‘In recent days, Ronny Deila informed our board that he had reached an agreement with Club Brugge to continue his career there. The Bruges club in turn contacted our club on Wednesday to indicate their willingness to reimburse financial compensation.’ Assistant coach Geoffrey Valenne will be in charge of Standard for their remaining two play-off games, against Cercle Brugge and Gent.

Ronny Deila succeeds Rik De Mil in managing Club Brugge. The club have confirmed that De Mil could choose to join Deila’s technical staff and he will decide on his future over the next few weeks.

GBeNeFN Hugo Hargreaves

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