Kilmarnock part company with manager Lee McCulloch
Kilmarnock have parted company with manager Lee McCulloch by mutual consent following their 2-0 defeat at home to Ross County on Saturday.
Assistant manager Peter Leven has also departed the club following a poor run of results that sees Kilmarnock sit bottom of the Scottish Premiership table after just three draws from their eight league games.
McCulloch took charge in February following the departure of former boss Lee Clark, before becoming permanent manager after ensuring Killie retained their top-flight status.
The club issued a statement on their website, saying: “Kilmarnock Football Club can announce the departure of manager Lee McCulloch by mutual consent.
“Everyone at Kilmarnock FC thanks Lee and Peter for their hard work and dedication during their time with the club and we wish both all the best for the future.”
McCulloch kept his players in the changing room for around an hour after the end of the game on Saturday and did not hold back in his criticism of the squad.
But, having insisted he wanted to stay on and try to turn things round, he subsequently agreed to leave the post.
McCulloch signed for Kilmarnock as player-coach in July 2015 and had his first spell in interim charge in January 2016 after Gary Locke’s resignation.
That lasted just two games before Clark’s appointment, and last season he called time on his playing career and became Clark’s assistant.
McCulloch’s temporary spell yielded four victories as he led Killie to an eighth-placed finish but he could not replicate the same success in permanent charge.