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Former Chelsea assistant Alessio lands Killie job

 

Angelo Alessio
Angelo Alessio

By Andy Newport

Kilmarnock have appointed former Chelsea number two Angelo Alessio as their new manager.

The 54-year-old has signed a three-year deal to replace Steve Clarke, who left Killie to take over as Scotland boss.

Alessio was Antonio Conte's assistant at Stamford Bridge and during the Italian's spells in charge of Juventus and Italy.

"It is a real honour for me to be named Kilmarnock manager," said Alessio.

"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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