Kenny Miller named technical director at Australian club

The 40-year-old, who retired last week, will link up with former teammate Carl Robinson at Newcastle Jets.

Kenny Miller named technical director at Australian club SNS

Former Rangers and Scotland striker Kenny Miller has been appointed technical director of Australian side Newcastle Jets.

The 40-year-old, a striker during his playing career, retired last week after leaving his most recent club, Partick Thistle, towards the end of January.

Miller will now link up with Carl Robinson, a former teammate of his at Wolves, and become part of the Welshman’s backroom staff.

“Carl and I have been close for 20 years, I’ve worked with him when he was a player and when he was a manager,” Miller said.

“When the opportunity came up for me to join him here in Newcastle and continue my development as a coach, I was keen to take it with both hands.

“Carl sees success in the near future here in Newcastle, and I want to do all I can to help make that happen.”

Club chief executive, Lawrie McKinna, added: “Kenny Miller has pedigree, he’s played for some big clubs, and I think he’s a great addition to the staff.

“As senior technical director for the Hyundai A-League side, he’ll assist Carl in his day-to-day duties as well as working with our academy technical director, Craig Deans.”