Kenny Black leaves Motherwell

Motherwell assistant manager Kenny Black has left the club. Picture: SNS Group

Motherwell assistant manager Kenny Black has left the club. Picture: SNS Group

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MOTHERWELL are set to appoint a new assistant manager after Kenny Black left the club.

Manager Ian Baraclough has decided to bring in a new assistant to continue his bid to freshen up the club after working with Black for six weeks.

Black was also in for the top job before Baraclough was appointed after taking the team on a caretaker basis for six weeks.

Baraclough said: “I can have no complaints about Kenny’s professionalism or work since my arrival late last year.

“However, I felt it would be a good time to change things and that a freshness and something different in that role might help us.

“The club is heading in an exciting new direction both on and off the park and we’ll make further announcements in due course.”

Black helped Motherwell to three top-three finishes and a Scottish Cup final after coming in as assistant to Stuart McCall.

The former Airdrie manager said: “I understand how football works and accept today’s decision.

“The manager spoke with me (on Friday) and everything was and is amicable.

“I want to thank Motherwell FC for the four great years we’ve had together and wish them and the people at Fir Park every success.”

A club statement added: “Everyone at Motherwell Football Club would like to put on record our sincere thanks to Kenny for his four years of sterling service and wish him all the very best in his future career.”

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