DUNDEE have today sacked manager Paul Hartley after a run of seven games without a win. In an official statement released this lunchtime the Dens Park club, now in serious danger of dropping out of the Premiership via the play-offs stated:
‘Dundee Football Club have this afternoon relieved manager Paul Hartley of his duties.
‘Paul took charge of the club in February 2014. He took the club to the SPFL Championship title before clinching a top six finish in our first season back in the top flight.
‘Last season after missing out on the top six on the final day, the club went on to finish 8th in the top division.
‘The club currently sit 11th in the Premiership table and the Board of Directors feel a change is needed ahead of five vital matches between now and the end of the season.
‘Managing Director John Nelms is currently addressing the players and staff and the club will release a further update shortly.
John Nelms said, “I want to thank Paul for his time with the club. Unfortunately, the business we are in, sometimes change is necessary to achieve the goals we have set. I think somebody in the near future is going to get a good hard working manager.”’