Kenny Miller‘s reign as Livingston player/manager came to a sudden ending last night after just two league games in charge and now some light has been shed on why the former Scotland international’s first taste of management was halted so quickly.
Miller joined the Lions just seven weeks ago, and agreed a deal to become the club’s new manager in the Scottish Premiership, but would also continue playing despite being almost 39-years-old.
So essentially there was a clause in Miller's contract to allow for a re-negotiation. Club wanted to re-negotiate contract purely as a manager, Kenny wasn't interested. Livi now left searching for a new manager but no time frame as to when one will be appointed.
— Callum Carson (@CallumCarson34) August 20, 2018
But, last night, Miller’s tenure in charge at Almondvale came to an abrupt end, leaving fans all over the country mystified and perplexed.
But Miller’s agent has taken to Instagram to confirm his client was intent to continue his career as a top-flight striker – whilst the Livi hierarchy were more keen for him to hang up his boot:
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#Repost @avid_se (@get_repost) ・・・ Kenny Miller leaves Livingston FC A quick statement to confirm that Kenny Miller will be leaving Livingston FC with immediate effect. Kenny's desire to continue his playing career and Livingston's desire for a full time manager mean both parties will part ways amicably. Kenny would like to place on record his thanks to each and every one of the playing staff who gave him everything they had in the time he had with them. Any further enquiries to Avid Sports & Entertainment Group at [email protected] T: Avid_se
So, there you have it; Miller will continue to haunt defences in Scottish football for a little while longer – but who will take over as Livingston’s new boss?