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Who will be Kilmarnock's next permanent manager?  

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Probably not a viable option but Alex McLeish always seemed to have a good record with taking over an established group of players. 

 

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2 hours ago, Radford said:

I'd have thought consistency was a big attraction for Killie after all the work that Steve Clarke has done. This then strikes me as strange as Alessio surely isn't coming into a provincial Scottish football club to just hold the wheel and keep things on course. 

Alessio may have brilliant ideas but, as said, I'd have thought the better (i.e. less risky) approach for Killie was someone to continue on Clarke's work. 

Fans will no doubt be excited by the unknown but it'll be a shame (for Killie supporters) if Alessio is a disaster and all the hard work of Clarke is undone.

Whilst not a reason to avoid it (see the national team) has there ever been a really successful foreign appointment in Scotland? Advocaat and Jansen did well in the different environment of Old Firm but after that? Paatelainen had a couple of good jobs but was well versed in our game. Anyone else? 

Lennon and Rodgers at Celtic, Butcher at Inverness, Wright at St Johnstone? 

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22 minutes ago, Frank Grimes said:

Hearing Lee McCulloch going to get another shot at it 

Yer wife? 

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17 hours ago, cass316 said:

Alessios price has drifted since last night.

Is this the boy that sang Oh Lori?

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https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/exclusive-angelo-alessio-says-hed-jump-at-the-chance-to-be-new-kilmarnock-boss/

Angelo Alessio, the bookies’ favourite to be named new Kilmarnock boss, last night said he would jump at the chance to succeed Steve Clarke at Rugby Park.

The Italian, who spent two years working under Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge – quitting when his countryman was sacked in 2018 – is keen to manage in his own right, and has been searching for a job in the UK.

Heading a list that includes Davie Moyes, Roberto Di Matteo, Simon Grayson and Gianluca Conte, brother of Antonio, he is as short as 3/10-on with leading bookmaker, Paddy Power.

“I am aware of the interest in Kilmarnock and I am very pleased about it,” said the 54-year-old.

“It would be great for me to become their manager.

“At the moment, however, I can’t really say anything else because I know there are negotiations going on.

“Since my time at Chelsea, I have followed Scottish football a lot and studied it carefully. I would really like to have this experience.”

Massimo Donati, an Italian well-known to fans here from his time playing for Celtic and Hamilton Accies, believes Alessio would be a success at Rugby Park.

“Steve Clarke did a really excellent job as manager of Kilmarnock,” he said.

“The team improved a lot under his charge, and to finish third in the table was a fantastic result.

“But Angelo Alessio is also certainly a highly-trained coach, one who would bring the Italian mentality to Scotland.

“I think that having been an assistant to Antonio Conte at Chelsea, where they won the 2016-17 title together, he would certainly be able to work in a highly-professional way.

“He would need probably to adapt a bit because the Scottish Premiership is a different environment to that of the English Premier League.

“But I am sure he has all the credentials to do well, should they give him the opportunity.”

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Love the standard shoe-horning in opinion of ex-old firm player
Our media is absolutely embarrassing, there is an Italian linked with the job, quick get a completely irrelevant ex old firm player who has no connection with the guy other than nationality to tell us how he'll do.

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19 minutes ago, Empty It said:
28 minutes ago, GNU_Linux said:
Love the standard shoe-horning in opinion of ex-old firm player

Our media is absolutely embarrassing, there is an Italian linked with the job, quick get a completely irrelevant ex old firm player who has no connection with the guy other than nationality to tell us how he'll do.

Yup. Its not like Pascali was club captain for years..... if the opinion of a random Italian was needed at all

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Over the moon with that appointment! Very hopeful he can keep the good times going.

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Interesting appointment. Could be wonderful. Could be a complete disaster. Could be completely meh. But let’s watch the usual talking heads go apoplectic because it wasn’t given to Scotland Gemmill, or Colin Stewart, or any other of the usual suspects.

At least it’s not jobs-for-the-Largs-boys.

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