Dundee manager Mark McGhee revealed that he is already planning for next season and hopes that he will still be in charge of the club. McGhee took over the reins from James McPake earlier this year despite the latter winning his last two games in charge. He was united with Gordon Strachan who he worked with during his stint with the national team. Dundee has not won a game under McGhee and is six points adrift at the bottom of the Scottish Premiership table.
“The first day I got here I warned them they weren’t going to win many games, they hadn’t won many games. Those [defeats] aren’t bumps in the road, those are inevitable outcomes so that doesn’t bother me,” Dundee manager Mark McGhee said. “What I have found is a club that is ambitious, people behind the scenes that are ambitious looking at a new stadium and all that would bring. We’ve got a youth policy developing that is going to produce players, we’ve already got three or four in the squad. I think regardless of what happens this season there are exciting times ahead for Dundee.”
“We’ve had conversations with John Nelms about what needs to be done and what we can do. You can’t stand still because you won’t have much time at the end of the season wherever you are to get things in place for the following season,” he added. “One of the things we do have here is a lot of the current squad under contract, so next year, without players leaving, the likelihood is the squad is going to be pretty much the same because they’re all contracted for at least another season. There is going to be an opportunity to bring in two or three and depending on which division you’re in it’ll be two or three at this level or two or three at a slightly less level.”