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Kilmarnock brings in ex-Hearts, Sunderland, Rangers midfielder Johnston as new boss

Kilmarnock have appointed Allan Johnston as their new manager, bringing in the former midfielder from his role at Queen of the South.

The 39-year old led Queen of the South to the Second Division title last season as well as the Scottish Challenge Cup and will now take the reins at Killie following the sacking of Kenny Shiels earlier this month.

"We can confirm that Allan Johnston has agreed terms to join Kilmarnock FC as their new manager. The Board will meet on Monday evening to discuss the position," read a club statement.

During his playing career, Johnston played with Heart of Midlothian, Rennes, Sunderland, Birmingham City, Bolton, Rangers, Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday, Killie, St Mirren and Queen of the South, before taking the reins as manager at Palmerston Park in May 2012.

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