Lee Clark: I’ll still be here next season even if Killie go down

first_img“There won’t be turmoil here,” he said. “We’ve got systems and structures in place hopefully for us to stay in the league.“But if the worse-case scenario was to happen we’ve got structures to come back even stronger.“So [that situation at Dundee United] won’t happen here. That was part of my negotiations with the club before I got here and why it took so long for things to get over the line.“I was well aware that games were running out and what could happen so we’ve acted accordingly and had conversations. That doesn’t mean we’re being negative. It’s being a realist. Lee Clark insists that he will still be at Kilmarnock next season even if the Ayrshire club are relegated from the Scottish Premiership.Killie face a play-off clash against either Hibernian or Falkirk later this month to save their top flight future after sliding to second bottom of the Premiership.Furthermore, relegation to the Championship would place the club under greater financial strain after “unsustainable” annual losses of £724,406 were announced last month.However, Clark has received assurances that Kilmarnock wouldn’t have to clear out his squad – much like Dundee United have – in the event of relegation. “We know we need to have things in place for next season. Our season has been extended by two games so once it’s finished one way or another, we need to hit the ground running in terms of restructuring the playing side.“I’m enjoying my time here. I’ve been welcomed by the fans hugely. I’m back enjoying my management again so no danger, I’ll be here next season. “Hopefully that will involve me building a squad to get us into the top six. But if that doesn’t happen I’ll be here to get the club back up.”last_img