‘Am­bi­tion’ sees Clark go to Bury

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

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.”

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