Date: 24th June 2010 at 2:20pm
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As expected former Dundee United striker Mixu Paatelainen has been appointed as the new manager of Kilmarnock on a two-year deal with an option of a third.

The ex-Finland international has been absent from the game since losing his last job at Hibernian just over a year ago.

“I was desperate to get back and I look forward to being at Kilmarnock,” he told BBC Sport. “I missed the training ground and the adrenaline. There is scope to improve the squad. Not too much, just a little bit.”

Kilmarnock are currently crippled by debts of in the region of £11m, which will leave their new manager with precious few resources in terms of strengthening his team.

“I hope to bring in a couple of players,” he added. “I haven’t spoken to any of the players and I don’t intend to until 5 July.

“I know it’s a big task and difficult. The SPL is very tight but I believe with hard work you can create a little luck.”

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