Kilmarnock have responded to rumours that managers Kenny Shiels has been sacked by confirming that his position is still to be discussed at a meeting this week. Reports in some media suggested that chairman Michael Johnstone had sacked Shiels on Saturday evening. The Rugby Park team finished ninth in the SPL last season, and Shiels was in trouble with the SFA for accusations about an official and comments directed towards Celtic.Kenny Shiels still has a job at Rugby Park (c) Ger Harley | SportPix.org.uk
A Kilmarnock spokesman said: "Today's reports are wrong. We have not sacked Kenny. As was reported yesterday, Kenny's position is under review at present 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. In successive seasons we have finished fifth, seventh and now ninth. Our home record last season was the worst for over 30 years. These factors, along with the well documented SFA disciplinary issues and other internal problems concerning Kenny's conduct have necessitated the review. The outcome will be announced next week."