KENNY MILLER is confident of being a success following his appointment as Livingston’s player-manager, as Scotzine predicted a week ago today.
The former Scotland international striker, 38, agreed a two-year contract and will take over from David Hopkin, who quit after leading the club to the Premiership in May.
Miller, who left Rangers at the end of his contract following a club suspension after a dressing room bust-up, admitted he will be “learning on the job” as he sets his sights on keeping the West Lothian outfit in the top flight.
He said: “I’m confident otherwise I wouldn’t have taken the job.
“What does the job entail? That’s something I’m definitely going to learn on the job.
“There’s a great team of people behind me that have been here a long time, had good success over the last few years, so I’m really confident in the experience they’ve got to make my job easier than what it might’ve been at another club, maybe if I was having to look for staff here, staff there.
OLD FIRM CRUNCH…Kenny Miller tangles with Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic. Pic: Geo.
“There’s a working structure at the club that I think is definitely going to be beneficial to helping make this transition a lot easier.”
Livingston will host his old Ibrox side on September 29 before travelling to Govan on November 24 and Miller played down the emotion of such occasions.
He added: “It’s another team we need to face. It’ll be good to go back, but I’ll be going back with one intention and one intention only.”
Miller made over 250 appearances during three spells at Rangers and also turned out on 46 occasions for Celtic, winning the 2006/07 league and Cup double.
His first competitive game will be in the League Cup group stages against Airdrie on July 14.
Livi will then face Hamilton Accies, Annan Athletic and Berwick Rangers before opening their Premiership season at Brendan Rodgers’ champions on Saturday, August 4.