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GAFFER McINTYRE AXED

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DUNDEE have axed boss Jim McIntyre after a dismal season that saw them relegated from the Premiership.

The decision comes after the Tayside outfit ended a run of 10 league defeats with a 1-0 win over Livingston.

Their fate had already been decided the previous week with their home defeat to Hamilton Accies and the manager, who had replaced Neil McCann, who was also sacked, earlier in a dire campaign.

In a club website statement, it was announced: “Dundee Football Club can confirm that Jim McIntyre and Jimmy Boyle have left the club with immediate effect.

Following the weekend win at Livingston, the 46-year-old gaffer had insisted that he was not fearing for his job ahead of a scheduled meeting with managing director John Nelms today.

He admitted: “My expectation is it will be to discuss the way forward regarding budgets and how we’re going to go about bouncing straight back up.

“I’m fully focused on the job of trying to get us back up there next year.”

The former Dunfermline, Queen of the South and Ross County boss McIntyre took charge in October, but he only managed three wins in 31 matches, 20 of them defeats.

Ironically, the winning goal over Livi was scored by veteran striker Kenny Miller who joined the Tayside outfit after being relieved of duties at the Lothian club earlier in the term.

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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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