Dec 21 2013 by Nick Hilton, Sat WIR
KENNY SHIELS began work in his new job as manager at Morton this week.
Shiels, the former Head of Youth at Tranmere Rovers, who carved out a career as a manger with former Scottish Premier League club Kilmarnock, has ended six months out of the game.
The Greenock side, who sacked Allan Moore last month, are rooted at the bottom of the Championship table in Scotland. Moore had been in charge at Cappielow Park since May, 2010.
Shiels says he is enthused by the challenge of avoiding relegation.
He said: “It’s good to be involved again and getting back into a dressing room. It is a year-and-a-half contract I have agreed and hopefully it will become longer. I want to take this club as far as I possibly can. It is a different job in a different league to the Kilmarnock one and I am prepared for it mentally and physically. I need the players to reciprocate that.”
The 57-year-old’s first task is to bolster the spirits of a side who have won twice in the league.
“Confidence needs to be lifted,” said Shiels.