Lee Clark switches Kilmarnock for Bury

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 15 February 2017, 14:26

Lee Clark has quit Kilmarnock for Bury, in one of the surprise switches of the season.

Clark has decided to leave the Scottish top-flight side after exactly one year at the helm in order to save relegation-threatened Bury from the dreaded drop out of League One.

Clark, who was recently linked with Port Vale, leaves Killie 6th in the Scottish Premier League with assistant manager Lee McCulloch placed in interim charge of the first team while the club searches for a new manager.

Bury sacked David Flitcroft back in November following a rotten 11 game winless run.

Chris Brass and Ryan Kidd were placed in charge until the end of the season , but with only two wins from 14 matches the club have decided to let Clark take over the reins, despite performances improving of late: two wins, three draws and just the one defeat from their last six matches.

Clark certainly has his work cut out, with Bury 21st in the table, although the up-turn in performances (compared to their rivals who are struggling) means there is reason to be optimistic with 14 matches left to play.

Clark's first match in charge is away to relegation rivals Chesterfield who are two places and four points behind them in the table.

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