Kenny Shiels is currently the manager of Scottish Premier League side Kilmarnock. Shiels was appointed permanently in June 2011 folloiwing a period as caretaker boss. In his first season in charge Killie came 7th in the SPL.
Shiels has an abundance of experience of managing in Northern Ireland having been in charge of the likes of Coleraine and Carrick Rangers as well as the Northern Ireland national under-17 football team.
His first job came at Carrick Rovers with whom he managed from 1992-1994. He then spent six years at Coleraine - during that time he experienced both relegation and promotion as well as an Ulster Cup win. He was then briefly in charge of Moyola Park before becoming manager of Ballymena United. With Ballymena he once again experienced relegation and promotion before being sacked in May 2005.
Sheils then managed Larne for the 2005/06 season, followed by a few years at Tranmere Rovers as head of youth. He joined Kilmarnock as assistant manager in June 2010.
Sheils has done a reasonably good job so far in charge of Kilmarnock with the highlight of last season doing the league double over Rangers. He will hoping he can mastermind a top 6 finish come the end of the 2012/13 campaign, following a slightly disappointing 7th last season..
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