Kilmarnock have confirmed the sacking of Northern Irish manager Tommy Wright after their game with Dunfermline yesterday was abandoned because of fog, with Killie drawing 1-1 with the Pars and looking unlikely to end their recent dismal form.
An hour after the game was officially called off, Wright’s reign at Rugby Park was officially over as the Ayrshire side released a statement confirmed the manager had been “relieved of his duties” with the Championship side.
Many expected Kilmarnock to bounce right back up after relegation from the Premiership last season but three 1-0 defeats on the spin has left them off the pace and struggling to look like a side capable of mounting a title challenge.
“It is with regret that we have had to take this decision as I know how much Tommy wanted to bring success to Kilmarnock,” Killie director Billie Bowie said.
“We thank him for his hard work and dedication during his time at Rugby Park and wish him all the best for the future.
“Everyone at the club is under no illusions that promotion back to the Premiership is the number one target for the season and with half of our league matches remaining as well as the upcoming January transfer window, our full focus is on appointing a new manager to achieve that goal.”
With Wright now out of work a week before Christmas, Killie will be looking to make an appointment quickly and get their promotion challenge back on track quickly.
Kilmarnock currently sit five points off Arbroath at the top of the table but have a game in hand on the surprise league leaders.
Killie’s next game is against Hamilton on Boxing Day.
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