EUAN MURRAY has left Kilmarnock by mutual consent to join Hartlepool United.
The Rugby Park outfit has this afternoon confirmed that the centre-back has terminated his contract.
The ex-Dunfermline skipper was Tommy Wright's first signing last summer.
The 28-year-old played a vital role in Killie's promotion last term, more so in the first half of the campaign.
He played less once Derek McInnes took over the manager's hotseat in January.
However, the former Motherwell defender leaves the Ayrshire side as a champion, with Paul Hartley snapping up the centre-back.
A Killie statement reads: "The club can confirm Euan Murray has departed Kilmarnock FC by mutual consent
"Euan departs Killie as a champion, having played an integral role in the club’s Championship winning season, acting as a vice captain amongst the squad.
"The club’s first signing last summer, brought in with the sole intention of winning the league, Euan accomplished this goal in what he described as the best moment in his career.
"Everyone at the club would like to thank Euan for his service this past year and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours."