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DYER AGREES TWO-YEAR DEAL

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ALEX DYER has agreed a new two-year contract as Kilmarnock manager.

He took took over on a caretaker basis until the remainder of the season following the sacking of Angelo Alessio at Rugby Park in December last year.

Dyer originally joined the Ayrshire outfit as No2 to ex-gaffer Steve Clarke and has also been working as the Scotland manager’s assistant.

The Londoner, speaking to the club’s official website, said: “I’m extremely proud to continue as manager of this wonderful football club and I thank the board of directors for the faith they’ve shown me.

“My passion and desire to lead this club and team has been strengthened during these recent months away from football and I’m looking forward to start working with the team again as we prepare for the season ahead.

“I’ve always enjoyed a close bond with the fans and I’ve been blown away by how they’ve continued to show their support during the shutdown.

“This season, starting out without supporters in the stadium, will be unlike any other that I’ve ever known but that continued sense of unity can help carry us through until we’re able to reunite at Rugby Park.”

Former Celtic midfielder Massimo Donati, who quit Hamilton Accies to work alongside fellow-Italian Alessio last summer, has also left his role on the coaching staff by mutual consent.

The Premiership season is scheduled to kick off on August 1.

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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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