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DYER KILLIE JOB BOOST

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ALEX DYER is poised for a contract extension as Kilmarnock’s caretaker manager.

The gaffer took over at Rugby Park in December when the club sacked Italian Angelo Alessio after only five months in charge as Steve Clarke’s successor.

Originally, Dyer, 54, had been handed the job until the end of this season, but, of course, the future of the game – with question marks over if this campaign will be completed – has been thrown into turmoil with the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It is expected the Ayrshire club’s chiefs will want to keep Dyer in the dug-out way beyond the current agreement.

All matters relating to contracts for Killie players and management have been placed on hold due to the health crisis and uncertainty over football’s return date.

However, according to a report in the Daily Record, the club’s hierarchy have been impressed by Dyer who moved to Ayrshire in 2017 to become assistant to Clarke and stayed at the club to work in Alessio’s set-up when his former gaffer took the Scotland post.

The Londoner, who is currently No.2 to Clarke on the international front, kept Killie in the fight for the Premiership top six and is now poised for a well-deserved vote of confidence with a new deal.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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