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The race to be next Kilmarnock manager is now over with Angelo Alessio next to be in the Rugby Park hot-seat

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Update 17.06.19

Kilmarnock’s search for a new manager is now over with the club announcing the appointment of Angelo Alessio as Steve Clarke’s successor. The 54-year-old will take charge of the Scottish Premiership club on a three-year contract and he brings with him plenty of top-flight experience having served as assistant to Antonio Conte at Juventus, the Italian national side and Chelsea. He will take charge at Rugby Park on Thursday when the players make their return for the pre-season training and he will be assisted by Alex Dyer.

Alessio said:

“It is a real honour for me to be named Kilmarnock manager.

“I’ve spent a lot of time researching and gathering information about the club and everyone I spoke to had nothing but positive things to say about Kilmarnock.

“I can’t wait to get to work with the players and staff on the training pitch and building on the strong foundations left by Steve Clarke.”

Having enjoyed a successful playing career with Bari, Bologna and Juventus, Alessio launched his managerial career as assistant boss of Napoli back in 2002. He started his spell with Antonio Conte eight years later at Siena and followed him to Juventus where he assisted in steering the side to three domestic titles between 2012 and 2014. He was assistant to Conte at the Italian national team when they made it through to the quarter finals of the 2016 European Championships and he followed this by helping steer Chelsea to the Premier League title in 2016/17, again under Conte.

Kilmarnock director Billy Bowie said:

“On behalf of the board of directors, I’m delighted to name Angelo as the new manager of Kilmarnock FC.

“We were extremely impressed by the calibre of the candidates for the vacancy but Angelo’s knowledge and passion for the role really shone through.

“This is a hugely exciting period for Kilmarnock as we celebrate the club’s 150th anniversary and play European football for the first time in 18 years, and we’re looking forward to this new chapter with Angelo at the helm.”

 

Update 13.06.19

Kilmarnock continue their search for a new manager to replace recently-departed Steve Clarke and a surprise frontrunner has emerged in the form of David Moyes, the former Manchester United boss seeing his odds slashed from 50/1 to just 9/4 over the past 24 hours or so. Previous favourite Simon Grayson has slipped to fourth favourite at 4/1 following a massive shift in favour of Moyes. Indeed only last night the ex Red Devils and Toffees gaffer was trading at around 33/1 to be next in charge at Rugby Park although his odds subsequently fell to 4/1 and then as low as 9/4 over the past few hours, enough to send him ahead of previous frontrunners such as Gary Holt, Simon Grayson and Darren Moore.

Given the sort of salaries which Moyes will have been used to in the Premier League, it would seem unlikely that he would take the job although given that his odds have been shortening so dramatically, it’s clear that punters are willing to back him in their droves.

Moyes has been out of work since being dismissed by West Ham United last year and as such he will likely be desperate for a new appointment. The 56-year-old was in attendance at Kilmarnock’s 1-0 defeat to Celtic last season and he was second favourite to land the Parkhead job following the departure of Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City.

 

Next Permanent Kilmarnock manager – Paddy Power Odds

 

9/4  –  David Moyes

10/3 –  Gary Holt

7/2  –  Gianluca Conte

4/1  –  Simon Grayson

17/2 –  Darren Moore

10/1 –  Roberto Di Matteo

12/1 –  Gordon Petric

12/1 –  Ally McCoist

14/1 –  Kevin Keen

20/1 –  Jim Goodwin

 

Update 10.06.19

The race to be next manager of Kilmarnock continues to rumble on with Simon Grayson remaining head and shoulders above the rest in the betting market. Nevertheless the former Sunderland and Huddersfield Town boss is also in the running to take over from Nigel Adkins at Hull City and were he to be offered the position at the KCOM Stadium, then it would be hard for him to refuse it in all honesty.

The bookmakers are still optimistic that Grayson will take the reins at Rugby Park over the summer however with most firms going odds-on at 4/11, leaving him well ahead of the chasing pack despite his perceived links with the Tigers. Next in the betting to be next Kilmarnock manager are Darren Moore and Roberto Di Matteo at 5/1 apiece, while Kevin Keen is a 13/2 shot alongside Ally McCoist at the same odds.

More than 60 potential candidates put their name forward for a position which was left vacant following the departure of Steve Clarke who took control of the national team. Killie are slowly working through this lengthy list although they face a tough decision in their appointment. Indeed whoever takes charge at Rugby Park in the coming weeks will be expected to emulate the relative success enjoyed by Clark, the recently-departed manager steering Killie to a top-three finish at the end of last season.

 

Next Permanent Kilmarnock manager – Paddy Power Odds

 

4/11 –  Simon Grayson

5/1  –  Darren Moore

5/1  –  Roberto Di Matteo

13/2 –  Kevin Keen

13/2 –  Ally McCoist

9/1  –  Gary Holt

16/1 –  Gordon Petric

16/1 –  Jim Goodwin

20/1 –  Jack Ross

25/1 –  Oran Kearney

 

 

Update 04.06.19

Simon Grayson continues to head the betting to be next in charge at Kilmarnock, the Scottish Premiership side working their way through a lengthy list of potential candidates to fill a position left vacant following the departure of Steve Clarke to Hampden Park. A flurry of bets have been aimed toward the former Sunderland boss with the bookmakers continuing to make him odds-on to take the reins in the coming days or weeks. Grayson also managed Preston North End, Huddersfield Town, Leeds United and Bradford City although he has been out of work since May 2018. He is just one of around 60 applicants for the post, a list which also includes the likes of Roberto Di Matteo (5/1), Darren Moore (5/1), Ally McCoist (13/2), Gary Holt (9/1) and Jim Goodwin (9/1).

Former Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway has also thrown his hat into the ring although at odds of 40/1 he remains a rank outsider in the bid to replace Clarke at Rugby Park.

Holloway said in a recent interview: “I would be very interested in the Kilmarnock job.

“I’m looking to get back into the game and Scottish football is appealing for any manager.

“There are big clubs and big managers and a lot of talented players.

“Just look at John McGinn. He has been fantastic for Aston Villa and was a player I was keen to take to QPR if I had stayed there.

“Without a shadow of a doubt I’d be interested in Kilmarnock.

“Steve Clarke did a great job there and it’s a really good club.”

 

Next Permanent Kilmarnock manager – Paddy Power Odds

 

4/11 –  Simon Grayson

5/1  –  Roberto Di Matteo

5/1  –  Darren Moore

13/2 –  Ally McCoist

9/1  –  Gary Holt

16/1 –  Jim Goodwin

20/1 –  Jack Ross

 

04.06.19

Steve Clarke guided Kilmarnock up to third in the Scottish Premiership table at the end of last season and it was no surprise when he attracted the attention of the national side. It was even less of a surprise when Clarke accepted the role of Scotland manager and as such, Killie find themselves in the midst of a hunt for a suitable replacement.

There has been no shortage of applicants for the position at Rugby Park although as things stand the clear odds-on frontrunner is Simon Grayson. The former Sunderland and Bradford City boss left Valley Parade after just three months in charge of the Bantams in May 2018 and he has been without a managerial post since then.

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Grayson has never before managed a top-flight club although he enjoyed spells with then-Championship sides Blackpool, Leeds United, Huddersfield Town and Sunderland prior to his three-month contract with League One outfit Bradford City.

Despite this lack of top-flight experience in managerial circles, Grayson is odds-on to be next manager of Kilmarnock with Paddy Power Bookmakers going 3/10 that he in the hot-seat at Rugby Park in time for the start of nest season, second-favourite Roberto Di Matteo some way back at 5/1 and Ally McCoist a 13/2 shot.

 

Next Permanent Kilmarnock manager – Paddy Power Odds

 

3/10 –  Simon Grayson

5/1  –  Roberto Di Matteo

13/2 –  Ally McCoist

9/1  –  Gary Holt

16/1 –  Jim Goodwin

20/1 –  Jack Ross