It has been confirmed this evening that under-fire Killie gaffer Gary Locke has resigned from his post, just hours after losing at home to relegation rivals Hamilton. Fans booed him and chanted “Locke Out” throughout the match, with Killie only eleven points ahead of bottom side Dundee United.

Speaking to the media after the game, Locke said:

“Every manager gets stick when the team are not doing well and I’d rather I get it than the players because there are one or two lacking confidence.”

It is thought that assistant manager Lee McCulloch will take charge for next weekend’s highly anticipated Scottish Cup tie with Rangers, a huge stage upon which the former Rangers stalwart can prove his managerial capabilities.

Locke’s record at the club has been less than impressive, with only eleven wins in forty two games at the helm. This results in a winning percentage of only 26%, something which just doesn’t cut the mustard at the top level of Scottish football.