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.

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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."

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