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Kilmarnock manager Tommy Wright sacked as club starts new boss hunt

The club announced they were relieving Wright of his duties on Saturday evening.

Kilmarnock manager Tommy Wright sacked as club starts new boss hunt SNS Group

Kilmarnock have sacked manager Tommy Wright after their game with Dunfermline Athletic was abandoned due to fog.

Referee Craig Napier suspended play in the 63rd minute and soon decided the match could not continue.

Kilmarnock, who had lost their previous three games, drop to fifth in the table but stay five points off the top after defeats for Inverness and Raith.

The club announced they were relieving Wright of his duties on Saturday evening.

In a statement, director Billy Bowie said the decision was taken “with regret” .

“I know how much Tommy wanted to bring success to Kilmarnock,” he added.

“Everyone at the club is under no illusions that promotion back to the Premiership is the number one target.

“With half of our league matches remaining as well as the upcoming January transfer window, our full focus is on appointing a new manager to achieve that goal.”