Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels hopes for quick deal

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels hopes to conclude talks over a new deal soon after the final match of the season.

The Scottish League Cup winners end their league campaign at Dunfermline's East End Park on Saturday.

"It needs to be wrapped up in a manner which is in the best interests of the club," said Shiels, who became permanent manager last summer.

"The best interests of the club is to have me as the manager, I feel. That's what everyone else thinks as well."

Shiels originally stepped up from his position as assistant boss to succeed Mixu Paatelainen as manager on a caretaker basis in March 2011.

"This time last season I was in the same situation where I didn't know if I was going to be the manager or not," added Shiels. "It's the same scenario.

"There's nothing there at the minute for me, so tomorrow could be my last day. You never know.

"I want to have optimism about the place. It's very important to me that I'm still part of Kilmarnock after Saturday. I want to be.

"I want to put the team first and see where it takes us."

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