Motherwell clear up confusion over Stuart Kettlewell contract 

The manager's contract runs until 2025, the club has confirmed.

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Motherwell have moved to clear up confusion over Stuart Kettlewell’s contract, stating that the manager’s current deal runs until the summer of 2025.

The Fir Park club addressed an issue raised at the club’s AGM, where it became apparent that supporters were unsure about Kettlewell’s future, with some fans believing he would be out of contract at the end of the season.

Motherwell have apologised to Kettlewell and the support, and issued a statement explaining the situation.

They say that when Kettlewell stepped up to take charge of the team in February 2023, his initial deal was due to run until May 2024. However, his success in keeping the team in the Premiership and avoiding relegation triggered an extra year.

A club statement read: “Following a discussion at last night’s AGM, the club wishes to clarify Stuart Kettlewell’s contract position.

“The Motherwell manager was appointed back in February 2023, having won his two games in interim charge against St Mirren and Hearts.

“Kettlewell then signed a contract to become the permanent manager. The deal ran initially until May 2024 but it was agreed, should Motherwell remain in the top flight, that deal would be extended 12 months until May 2025.

“We would like to apologise to both our fans and Stuart for not properly communicating the terms of the extension in May last year and for the uncertainty this has clearly caused.”

Motherwell chairman Jim McMahon said: “Although during the 12 months of his time here there has been some highs and lows, we firmly believe that Stuart can take this group of players and the club forward.

“He came in at a difficult point last season and rejuvenated everyone at the club. This season, we are in a position to move up the table towards the end of the campaign. He has worked tremendously hard to this point and we will continue to back him.

“I ask that everyone gets behind the team as we push into the last segment of this season. The support this season, at home and on the road, has been impressive and we’re all hugely appreciative of it. We will need that as we head into a crucial point of the season.”

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