Football - Shiels' Killie future in doubt

Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnston says manager Kenny Shiels will have his position reviewed after he was handed a four-match ban for outspoken media comments.

PA Sport

The Northern Irishman landed himself in trouble after describing Celtic as "the monster of Scottish football" following a row with Hoops boss Neil Lennon.

But Killie chairman Johnston says the failure of Shiels' team to reach performance targets means his role as manager will now be re-examined.

Kilmarnock finished ninth in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League despite needing just one win from their final two games before the split to clinch a top-six slot.

Johnston told the BBC: "Kenny's position is under review at present.

"This is due to his failure to meet a contractual performance-related target and potential breaches of contract relating to media comments and observance of Scottish FA articles and rules and SPL articles and rules."

View comments (0)
Write for Yahoo Sport