Dundee have appointed interim manager John Brown as their new permanent manager after the 51-year-old signed a two-year deal with the Dens Park side.
With the club ten points behind St.Mirren, with only 12 points left to play for, Brown’s first task will be to keep the side in the SPL – a nigh on impossible mission in itself.
On his appointment, Brown said: “I had some great times here as a player and it’s fantastic I now have the chance to manage what I believe is one of Scotland’s top clubs. The support have been magnificent to me and the staff at Dens, the board of directors and the CEO are all of the same mind as me in that we need to be playing at the top-level of Scottish football. We are all going to work together to ensure that our future is a bright one.”
Despite many being hostile to Brown’s appointment, the former Dundee and Rangers player has boosted the club with his arrival and performances have been turned around of late also.
Dundee chief executive Scot Gardiner, added: “I am delighted that John has been appointed on a full-time basis, as the hard word, dedication and professionalism he has displayed since arriving back at Dens has been an inspiration to everyone and has been rewarded in the results on the park.”
The Dens Park side will face financially stricken Hearts on Saturday looking for all three points, while they will be hoping Hibs do them a favour against St.Mirren.