Dundee United is in advanced talks with Jack Ross for the manager job vacated by Tam Courts. They are hopeful of completing the appointment after sporting director, Tony Asghar said they already have a preferred candidate in mind. Ross has also managed Sunderland and St Mirren but has been out of a job for the last six months. He had led Hibernian to third place in 2021.

“I would like to assure Dundee United fans that the club is moving in a timely fashion to appoint a new Head Coach,” sporting director Asghar said. “We have identified a preferred candidate and we anticipate making a further announcement on this in the coming days. I’d like to place on record our gratitude towards Tam Courts for the service he has given Dundee United both as Head Coach and in his previous role as Head of Tactical Performance. We made a brave appointment last year by promoting from within but it was a calculated risk that clearly paid off.”

“We enjoyed a lot of success on the field last year and qualified for Europe. This is a testament to the culture we have created throughout the club. Tam bought into our long-term strategy to develop some of the finest young talents in Scotland. The fruits of our labor are there for all to see with the recent international call-ups of Archie, Kieran, and Ross,” he added after Jack Ross was linked with the Dundee United job. “But through the course of discussions with Tam it became clear he was keen to pursue other options and we had to look after the best interests of the club. Following continued discussions, we have now agreed to mutually terminate his contract to allow him time to secure his next opportunity.”

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