Deila waits on Euro rival

  • Last Updated: June 22 2014, 13:44 BST

Ronny Deila will discover the opponents for his debut as Celtic manager when the first European draws of the season are made by UEFA on Monday.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila will find out his European rivals on Monday
Celtic manager Ronny Deila will find out his European rivals on Monday

Celtic will find out what their first hurdle is in the race to make the group stages when the second qualifying round draw is made in Nyon at 11am.

And Norwegian Deila could be up against former club Stromsgodset with Celtic seeded and the Norwegian champions unseeded.

Other potential opponents include Irish champions St Patrick's and Northern Ireland's representatives, Cliftonville, who lost to Celtic at the same stage last season. Welsh champions The New Saints are also possible foes along with Swedish champions Malmo, who thrashed Hibernian 9-0 on aggregate in the Europa League last season.

Celtic will play their home game at Murrayfield, the home of Scottish rugby in Edinburgh, because their ground is being used for the Commonwealth Games. The second qualifying round starts on July 15-16 with the second legs a week later.

The first qualifying round draw will also take place at the same time and will feature Lincoln Red Imps - the champions of UEFA newcomers Gibraltar.

The first two rounds of the Europa League qualifiers are also decided with those draws taking place at noon and then 1.30pm.

Aberdeen are among the seeds in the first round, which starts on July 3. Some regionalisation is expected to take place in this draw, which could see the Dons taking on the likes of Belfast-based Crusaders, Derry City, Dundalk, and Welsh sides Airbus UK Broughton and Abersytwyth Town. Linfield, Sligo Rovers and Welsh team Bangor City are also seeded.

Aberdeen and their initial opponents will be unseeded in the second qualifying round draw, alongside William Hill Scottish Cup winners St Johnstone.

Motherwell, who are making their sixth appearance in Europe in seven seasons, are among the seeds. They could meet former European opponents Flamurtari and Mypa 47.