Dundee have decided against offering Neil McCann the managerial vacancy at Dens Park.
In a statement released today, the club’s Managing Director John Nelms thanked McCann for his contribution in recent weeks as the Dens Park club successfully avoided the bottom two Premiership spots.
“On behalf of the entire Dundee Football Club family I’d like to thank Neil for his interim spell in charge. He came in and did the job we asked him to do. The club once again owes Neil a debt of gratitude. Neil is certainly a credit to Dundee Football Club and Scottish football as a whole.”
Meanwhile, McCann also thanked the club and spoke of his pride at retaining the Premiership status of his former club.
“I’m very proud I was able to succeed in keeping them in the Scottish Premiership. I wish them great success in the future.”
McCann was under pressure following two large defeats in the final games of the season after winning two games to secure their status before drawing in his third game.
“I’d like to thank everyone at Dundee FC for their hard work in the time I was manager there,” said the Sky Sports pundit.
McCann replaced Paul Hartley at Dens Park after the team accumulated seven defeats on the bounce to put their Premiership status at risk.
“It was an honour to become manager of the club where my playing career started and finished.”
McCann is expected to return to his role beside David Tanner with Sky Sports.
Sky Sports have come in for heavy criticism in recent weeks for the poor quality of their Scottish coverage in comparison to their English football output.