Kilmarnock owner Billy Bowie has discussed Angelo Alessio’s departure from Ayrshire.
After appointing the Italian in the summer, the Rugby Park club got rid of Alessio after just six months in the job. He was replaced by assistant Alex Dyer.
Bowie has commented on his departure. Whilst not giving much away, he said that it wasn’t happening for the man he declared ‘the best manager in Scottish football’ upon his arrival.
“With Angelo, it just wasn’t working,” Bowie told the Times. “He was a nice guy, but something wasn’t right. It’s all I can say on that.
“Alex Dyer understands what Kilmarnock FC is all about. He totally gets it. That’s what I like about him.
“He knows we have a budget to stick to and that we need to have a good dressing room. He is also a total gentleman.”
Alessio was hailed as a unique appointment by Killie but a defeat in the Europa League qualifiers to Welsh part-timers Connah’s Quay Nomads sent alarm bells ringing.
From there, he was locked in a battle to redeem himself. Whilst Alessio’s team showed signs of recovery, it wasn’t enough for Bowie to resist pulling the trigger.
There were rumours of splits in the dressing room, but it seems as if we’ll never fully find out what resulted in Alessio getting the bullet at Kilmarnock.