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Kirk Broadfoot Slaughters Angelo Alessio’s Coaching Methods After Leaving Kilmarnock

Kirk Broadfoot Slaughters Angelo Alessio’s Coaching Methods After Leaving Kilmarnock

Kirk Broadfoot has stuck the boot into Kilmarnock boss Angelo Alessio and the Italian’s coaching methods, following his decision to leave the Ayrshire side.

Veteran centre-back Broadfoot, 35, left Rugby Park to sign for St Mirren before Monday night’s transfer deadline, despite featuring regularly for Killie so far this season.

And now the former Rangers defender has revealed his decision was more or less down to working under Alessio, and the fact that he seriously didn’t enjoy trying to adapt to the ex-Chelsea and Juventus coach’s style of management.

Speaking via the Daily Record, Broadfoot explained: “Everyone expected change when Steve went and Angelo came in but it went from one extreme to the other.

“Angelo was big on shape and that seemed to be his big thing on the training pitch.

“We spent hours just doing shape and him walking us through drills.

“I know Alessio has worked at some top clubs with top players but I am not sure it was right for the guys we had at Kilmarnock.

“The majority of the players found it hard and I am not sure how many of them enjoy it.

“I gave it a go but it became harder and harder and I just wasn’t enjoying it.

“I’m in the last few years of my career and I just want to enjoy playing for as long as I can.

“I knew if I had stayed at Kilmarnock and things had remained the same I would have ended up walking away from football and I didn’t want that to happen.”

Of course, Kilmarnock finished third in last season’s Scottish Premiership under Steve Clarke, which was their highest top-flight finish since the 1960s.

However, they’ve struggled to reach the same heights under Alessio, with the Italian securing just one victory from his opening four league fixtures – as well as overseeing the embarrassing Europa League exit against Welsh part-timers Connah’s Quay Nomads.

But what do you think of Broadfoot’s comments, and how long will Alessio last at Kilmarnock?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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