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​Kilmarnock appoint former Chelsea assistant Alessio

Kilmarnock have appointed former Chelsea assistant boss Angelo Alessio as manager after the departure of Steve Clarke.

The move was announced on Twitter, while Alessio expressed his delighted at having signed his contract.

Kilmarnock finished third in the Scottish Premiership last term, earning a place in the Europa League qualifiers.

Alessio told Killie's official website: "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."


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