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Ibrox favourite is sacked

By James Black

Former Rangers captain Lee McCulloch has left Kilmarnock by mutual consent, the Ayrshire club have confirmed.

McCulloch joined the Rugby Park side as a player/coach in July 2016 before being appointed manager in June.

Killie currently sit bottom of the Scottish Premiership after eight games without a win.

The ex-Rangers star was in interim charge towards the end of last season as Kilmarnock managed to avoid relegation to the Scottish Championship but has been unable to galvanise his side as they looked to avoid another battle at the bottom of the table.

McCulloch, 39, joined Rangers in 2007 in a £2.7million move from Wigan Athletic and spent eight season at Ibrox before his departure in 2015.

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Originally used as a left-winger, McCulloch would be used as a centre-forward, centre-midfielder and centre-back throughout his time with the club and played a massive hand in helping the Gers work their way back up through the leagues following demotion to the Third Division in 2012.

‘Jig’, a favourite among supporters, would go on to make over 300 appearances under four different managers, scoring 70 times, and lifted three Scottish titles, three Scottish League Cups and two Scottish Cups as well as a Third Division title and League One title.

In 2008, McCulloch was part of the side who played in the club’s first European final in almost 40 years when the Gers faced Russians Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Cup Final in Manchester.

The former Rangers, Wigan and Motherwell ace also won 18 caps for Scotland over his career.

In other Rangers news, Charlie Nicholas believes that Caixinha will be axed by the Gers.

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