‘Ambition’ sees Clark go to Bury
LEE Clark claimed he had left Kilmarnock t o f ur ther his Premier League ambitions after joining Sky Bet League One strugglers Bury.
The former Newcastle midfielder departed Rugby Park exactly a year after arriving as Kilmarnock accepted a compensation package.
Bury are 21st in England’s third tier, two points from safety following their goalless draw with MK Dons on Tuesday night but Clark views the move from Ayrshire to Greater Manchester as a stepping stone.
In a statement, the 44-year-old said: “I have had a wonderful year as Kilmarnock manager. The club and fans have treated myself and my family fantastically — we are in a good position with a strong and loyal squad and staff.
“The directors have given me their full support in rebuilding the squad and the fans will always have a special place in my heart.
“But I still have huge ambition to one day manage at the highest level in England, which is obviously the Premier League, and I feel that the fresh challenge of managing a club in England’s League One could provide me with the platform to build towards this goal.”