Jackie McNamara sacked by Dundee United


Dundee United have sacked manager Jackie McNamara in the wake of Saturday’s 2-1 league defeat to ten man St.Johnstone.

McNamara had been under huge pressure with just five wins in 28 games in all competitions stretching back to February.

The 41-year-old was appointed United manager in January 2013 after being snapped up from Partick Thistle replacing Peter Houston. But despite an initial good start, United’s season collapsed over the January transfer window after Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong were sold to Celtic.

McNamara faced a backlash from fans after his contract details were published which highlighted bonus payments from players sold – including the likes of Andrew Robertson, Ryan Gauld, Mackay-Steven and Armstrong.

United have started the season badly winning just one game and currently sitting second bottom of the Premiership.

No replacements have been lined up as yet, but Malky Mackay, Mixu Paatelainen, Stuart McCall and Steven Pressley have all been reportedly linked with the vacant position.


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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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