Clark is the latest Premiership boss to leave his post after former Glasgow Rangers chief Mark Warburton’s acrimonious split from Ibrox.
Chris Sutton has denied a tweet he posted about Lee Clark was in fact a dig at Glasgow Rangers.
Clark left his post as Kilmarnock manager on Wednesday by mutual consent and immediately took up the reins at English League One outfit, Bury.
The 44-year-old’s departure is the second in less than a week in the top tier of Scottish football, after that of Mark Warburton from Rangers.
The exact details of Warburton’s exit remain unclear five days on, with the Englishman today issuing a joint-statement with David Weir and Frank McParland – the Gers’ former assistant boss and head of recruitment respectively – reiterating they did not, as was claimed by the club, tender their resignations.
Sutton, the former Celtic striker, initially posted on Twitter:
.@btsportfootball Good luck to Lee Clark at BuryDid a terrific job at Killie! Nice to see an amicable and smooth parting of the ways…⚽️— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) 15 February 2017
But after being accused of having a dig at Rangers, the 43-year-old replied:
You’re too protective… I was just stating it was good to see him leave on good terms https://t.co/12qg8fi09G— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) 15 February 2017
It would not be the first time Sutton has made potentially inflammatory comments about Rangers on either social media or television, where he is employed by both BT Sport and the BBC.
Ahead of December’s Old Firm clash, the once-capped England international clashed with former Ibrox favourite Peter Lovenkrands over his ‘one-sided commentary’ of Rangers’ previous fixture against St Johnstone.
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