Managers Comments

Aug 17th on the Accies (League Cup) Post-Match:   “I think the team today play a good game but at the start were maybe a little bit nervous. That’s normal but it’s important to not concede a goal,  Dom came on to the pitch for us and did a good job. I want it known that all substitutes today. Dicker, because he is captain, played very well. Kiltie and Miller too. I think this game is important for this, I try to do what’s best for the team and I’m happy with the result and the right attitude from the subs.” - Match Recap -

Aug 16th on the Accies (League Cup) Pre-Match: "I'm optimistic the first win will come soon because I see the team playing good football with fluency, creating plenty of chances, But, at the same time, we're being punished for every defensive error at the moment. It's been tough but I'm enjoying the challenge. It's different; a different country; different football but I think it's important for me to give my team a good understanding of what I want to bring. We need to give more; we need to do better. We run a lot, we work hard on the pitch but at the end of the game we have no points."
Squad Updates:  "It's difficult to bring in the right players because a lot of clubs and agents are offering players but we don't want to make a mistake. We need to bring in other players up front but this market is very difficult because other teams want the same player."

Aug 10th 2019 on the Accies Post-Match: 'Im very angry, very disappointed with the result. We conceded two stupid goals. We create some opportunities but we could stay here two days and not score a goal."I hope in the next few days we take some players because this team needs other players. We have to complete this team. I am happy with the players I have, but in some roles we don't have a solution."  - Match Recap -

Aug 4th 2019 on the Rangers Post-Match:  “We knew it would be a tough game and I think the game was slow in the first half. At the same time, I got a good reaction and a good attitude from my team but the result is a shame. I think we have improved a lot, of course but we conceded two goals from two corners and we have to improve in this aspect. We have to keep the same attitude and determination [as the rest of the game] when we are marking in the box.  I believed we could come back and I believe we can come back and transfer these thoughts [at half time] to the players. In the second half we played well and we pressed more than the first half and we created two or three opportunities to score. I asked them to press more and my team played in this way.”   - Match Recap -

Aug 3rd 2019 on the Rangers Pre-Match:  “I am feeling good heading into the season. I am positive and it is important now to prepare as well as we can for the game. We know it will be a tough game because Rangers are a top side in Scottish football.  For this reason our focus this week will be on being ready for the game and being at 100 per cent.  This is a good test for me to start my league career at Kilmarnock. It’s the first game and having it against Rangers means it will be tough. But we are ready to put up a good fight against them. I have been watching them and getting used to how they play. I went to Glasgow and personally watched them in the Europa League. I think that they play very well and that they have the right principles and concepts. I think they do well in the Premiership this year, as they have a lot of good players physically and technically.  This team works hard every training session. I don’t think there any problems in terms of working every day.”

Aug 2nd 2019: "It is difficult in the summer market because every club wants the same players. It is difficult because we don't have enough good players in some roles, In some roles, we don't have another solution. We have only Eamonn Brophy as a striker. Eight players less is too much. At the moment, we need a striker, or two strikers, a couple of wingers, maybe another centre-back, It is difficult to find the players for many reasons, but we are confident that we will bring in players soon.”

July 27th 2019: Read our exclusive Interview with Angelo Alessio - Here

July 18th 2019 on the Nomads Post-Match:  "Every action was a foul, a yellow or red card. Unbelievable, Connah's Quay gave away a lot of fouls, but this is their strength.""It was very disappointing, In the first half we had three opportunities to score, but in the second half the game was no good.  I'm sorry. I didn't think this game [would go wrong] after the right result last week. At the same time I thought this team had the quality, the strength and the right motivation to come back in this game."

July 11th 2019 on the Nomads Post-Match:   "‘I knew it would be a tough game for us – and that’s how it worked out.  The passion from my players and the reaction they showed after conceding the goal was very pleasing. It was key to us winning the game.  My team is strong. We never give up. This is a big show in Europe and we knew it would be tough.  I was not worried when they scored because we had all of the play.  We were in control of the match with lots of possession.  Even when they scored, I felt calm because I believe in my players. I know my players and I know the mental strength they have.   It is not easy when your opponent plays with ten men behind the ball.  We had two really good chances, but you have to say their goalkeeper made two very big important saves for them. In the last 15 minutes, their performance went down – and ours went up. I am happy and feel humbled because the Kilmarnock fans sang my name.  They deserve this result for the support they gave the team.  My players did well, but now we must to continue to prepare for next week".  - Match Recap -

July 10th 2019: "A lot of players went away, Things are happening behind the scenes at this moment. If there are any players who can add something to the squad we are interested, of course. Our task is to keep our best players in the team, not sell [them]."

June 16th 2019:  "It is a real honour for me to be named Kilmarnock manager, I've spent a lot of time researching and gathering information about the club and everyone I spoke to had nothing but positive things to say about Kilmarnock.  I can't wait to get to work with the players and staff on the training pitch and building on the strong foundations left by Steve Clarke."


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