Derek McInnes pens contract extension

Kilmarnock Football Club are delighted to announce that Derek McInnes has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract extension which will keep him at Rugby Park until 2026.

Taking control as men’s first team manager in January, Derek has since guided Kilmarnock from fourth place in the cinch Championship to promotion back into Scotland’s top division, while having a transformative impact on the club across the 9-month period.

Speaking about his new deal, Kilmarnock Manager, Derek McInnes, commented: “I’ve known for a while that Kilmarnock is the place that I wanted to commit my future to, so I’m really pleased that the extension has now been agreed.

“Thanks to the backing of the board and the supporters, the club has come a long way since we joined forces in January and I’m looking forward to the next stage of our journey. With a bolstered club structure and strengthening recruitment process behind the scenes, there are plenty of reasons for Kilmarnock fans to be excited about the club’s long-term future. In the short-term, there’s a lot of football to be played and everyone including the squad, staff and supporters will play their part.”

Phyllis McLeish, Managing Director of Kilmarnock Football Club, added: “Derek’s commitment to the club, alongside the recently announced structural changes, provide the foundation and stability required to implement long-term plans that will positively impact our team standing and strengthen youth pathways.

“It’s important that we establish a long-term strategy for the club, to ensure that we continue to improve on and off the park. Derek is a vital part of our projected growth and with his guidance we believe, that in time, we’ll have built a much stronger Kilmarnock for our supporters and the next generation of Killie fans.”