Former Celtic flop 'makes abrupt exit' prior to play-off final

Youssouf Mulumbu has played his last game for Kilmarnock after electing to return to France prior to their vital Premiership play-off final clash with Dundee.

Youssouf Mulumbu has had three stints at Kilmarnock and also had an unproductive spell with Celtic. Picture: SNS
Youssouf Mulumbu has had three stints at Kilmarnock and also had an unproductive spell with Celtic. Picture: SNS

According to the Scottish Sun, the Congolese international was unhappy about his lack of first-team opportunities in his third spell with the Ayrshire club and had a brief conversation with manager Tommy Wright and director of football James Fowler before flying home.

He left following Kilmarnock’s 2-0 victory over Hamilton Accies in the final game of the Scottish Premiership campaign and was absent from the squad for Thursday’s first-leg encounter with Dundee at Dens Park, which Killie lost 2-1.

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Wright is said to have wanted Mulumbu to remain with the squad as his side prepare for the return match at Rugby Park this Monday, but the 34-year-old had made his mind up.

The midfielder was a star during his first stint at Kilmarnock and later returned for another impressive spell after failing to make an impact at Celtic.

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