KILMARNOCK today formally announced that caretaker boss Lee McCulloch has been appointed first team Manager at the Rugby Park club.
The former Rangers captain had been acting as Interim Manager since February. He guided the club away from the drop zone, finishing the season in 8th position. McCulloch has now been rewarded by the Killie board with the new contract being announced this afternoon.
“I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Manager at Kilmarnock,’ McCulloch said.
“I have gained invaluable experience at the Club, both as Assistant Manager and Interim Manager, and believe I am ready to take on the challenges of a Premiership Manager.
“I am extremely grateful to have loyal, committed players and coaching staff, as well as the support of the Board, staff and fans”.
Kilmarnock Director, Billy Bowie was also delighted.
“This is an excellent appointment for the Club.,” he said.
“Lee has gained the respect of everyone associated with Kilmarnock FC and we are delighted to be going forward with Lee as Manager.
“I would urge fans to get behind Lee and the team as we enter an exciting new season.”