New Kilmarnock boss Angelo Alessio has spoke about what attracted him to Ayrshire.

The Italian has taken over as Killie manager from Steve Clarke. His previous experience includes working as Antonio Conte’s assistant manager at Chelsea, Juventus and the Italian national team.

The new Kilmarnock boss. (Photo by Craig Mercer – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Alessio has described what encouraged him to take over as manager in Ayrshire.

He told the Kilmarnock YouTube channel: “Steve Clarke left me a big legacy. I am very excited for the challenge ahead.

“The fans are very passionate and positive and the team are very tight and close. I study the tactics for the game and I want to know everything about our opponent.

Passionate fans attracted him. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

“I worked with Conte for eight years and we won a lot of trophies. I learned if you want to win and continue to win, you need to work hard every day.

“I come here to work hard and have a team that you can be proud of. Forza Killie!”

Alessio seems like a hard worker

It seems like the Italian has one thing on his mind. His sole goal is to work hard enough at the club to ensure the success Kilmarnock had under Clarke continues.

Clarke was inspirational (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It’s nice to hear him speak so positively about the club and Clarke. The ex-Chelsea assistant obviously realises how big of a job the Scotland boss did for the club.

The ‘forza Killie’ message is a nice touch too. Things like that resonate well with the fans.

Alessio is a decent appointment on paper for Killie. He’s going to have to work extremely hard to emulate Clarke’s feats, but that will be his ambition at the end of the day.

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