Kilmarnock confirm Alex Dyer as permanent boss on two-year deal

The Englishman had been working as interim manager following Angelo Alessio’s departure

Alex Dyer has been appointed the new Kilmarnock boss. Picture: SNS
Alex Dyer has been appointed the new Kilmarnock boss. Picture: SNS

Alex Dyer has been confirmed as permanent Kilmarnock boss on a two-year deal.

The 54-year-old arrived at the club along with Steve Clarke in 2017 where he acted as assistant manager.

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When Clarke left to take the Scotland job, Dyer stayed and worked under new boss Angelo Alessio at Killie, while also working for the Scotland national team

Dyer took on the role of interim boss in December when the Italian was sacked and had the Rugby Park side in eighth, six points from the top six, when football entered lockdown.

The confirmation of Dyer’s permanent post comes the day after it was revealed Massimo Donati had left the club. The former Celtic midfielder was part of Alessio’s coaching staff.

He told the Kilmarnock official website: “I’m extremely proud to continue as manager of this wonderful football club and I thank the board of directors for the faith they’ve shown me.

“My passion and desire to lead this club and team has been strengthened during these recent months away from football and I’m looking forward to start working with the team again as we prepare for the season ahead.

“I’ve always enjoyed a close bond with the fans and I’ve been blown away by how they’ve continued to show their support during the shutdown. This season, starting out without supporters in the stadium, will be unlike any other that I’ve ever known but that continued sense of unity can help carry us through until we’re able to reunite at Rugby Park.”

Kilmarnock last week confirmed contract extensions of Chris Burke and Ally Taylor.

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