Kilmarnock have shocked their fans and Scottish football by moving to sack manager Angelo Alessio.

The Italian only took over six months ago following Steve Clarke’s glorious reign. Whilst they haven’t reached those levels this season, they have been fairly steady after a disastrous start against Connah’s Quay Nomads.

Alessio is Kilmarnock manager no more. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Currently fifth in the table, Killie aren’t doing too badly this term. It’s why fans have been left stunned by the news of the former Chelsea assistant’s departure.

A club statement reads: “Kilmarnock Football Club Limited can today announce that Angelo Alessio has been relieved of his position as Manager.

“Everyone at the club would like to thank Angelo for his efforts during his time with Kilmarnock and we wish him every success for the future. Alex Dyer will take charge of first-team duties on an interim basis.

A shock announcement. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

“We will provide a further update for supporters in due course.

Alessio’s league record stands at six wins, five draws and seven defeats. Some Kilmarnock fans have reacted to the startling news.

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