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Peter Houston leaves Dundee United by mutual consent

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Dundee United have announced that manager Peter Houston has left the club by mutual consent. Earlier this month, the club had announced that Houston would leave Tannadice at the end of the season after rejecting a new deal, on the basis of working with a reduced wage bill rather than a reduction of his own salary.

The news was broken in a statement published on the official club website, it read: “Dundee United today announced that Manager Peter Houston had left the Club by mutual consent.

“Peter, who recently confirmed he would not be renewing his contract at the Club, led Dundee United to Scottish Cup success in 2010 and helped the squad qualify for European football on three consecutive occasions. He leaves with the thanks of everyone at the Club and best wishes for the future.”

Houston guided United to a third place finish and with that Europa League qualification in their centenary year in season 2009-10 and helped the club secure the Scottish Cup after a memorable 3-0 victory over Ross County in the final.

There have already been moves to find a successor to Houston, with Falkirk manager Steven Pressley the front runner for the role, although he is not the fans favourite to take over. Partick Thistle manager Jackie McNamara has also been touted for the job after guiding the First Division side to the top echelons of the second tier of Scottish football.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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