DUNDEE UNITED legend Paul Sturrock has joined the Tannadice coaching staff on a temporary basis.

The former Scotland international striker won the title as a player with the Tayside outfit in 1983 and was twice part of the side that won the League Cup in 1980 and 1981.

He also featured in their UEFA Cup Final two-legged defeat to Gothenburg in 1987 during a 15-year playing career with the club.

Sturrock became manager of United from 1998 to 2000 and, after recently being appointed as the club’s talent-spotter in England, he has now taken up a temporary coaching role under manager Csaba Laszlo.

The Tannadice gaffer said: “I have been working with Paul since his appointment as chief scout and his knowledge and passion for this club is deeply-rooted and infectious.

“He has not been scared to voice his opinions and his football experience and knowledge are significant.

“Having him around the squad will be a great benefit over this vital period.”

Sturrock said: “When Csaba phoned and asked me to consider this I didn’t delay my response.

“I will do what I can to help this club. I know what it means to be a player and a coach at United and I will give my all to help achieve our goal.”

The club are third in the Championship, 19 points behind leaders St Mirren.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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