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LIAM FOX is determined to make the most of the opportunity of leading Dundee United after being unveiled as their new head coach on a two-year deal today.

The former Tannadice No.2 takes over from Jack Ross who was sacked in the fall-out of the humiliating 9-0 home thrashing from Celtic at the tail-end of last month.

Fox has been in interim charge since the record home defeat, winning one of his three games. He will be joined by former Tayside and Scotland international striker Stevie Crawford, who will quit as boss of East Fife.

START OF A NIGHTMARE…Kyogo Furuhashi fires in the opening goal as Celtic go on to a record-breaking 9-0 win over Dundee United at Tannadice last month.

The 38-year-old gaffer said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be given the opportunity to lead this outstanding football club. It’s a massive honour and privilege and I want to thank Tony Asghar (sporting director) and the board for their faith in me.

“I’m looking forward to putting a team on the park that the supporters can be proud of. We have made some small steps in the last few weeks and it’s now about getting that winning feeling back.”

Fox, speaking to Sky Sports, added: “I’m also delighted to have Stevie on board as my assistant. He’s a brilliant human being, a real football man and he has real experience in the game.

“He’s been a manager and has worked at big clubs with big expectations.

NINE AND OUT…Jack Ross prepares three substitutions as his side toil against the champions in his last game in charge of Dundee United.

“I’ve known Stevie a long time and I have enormous respect for him as a coach. He cares deeply about developing players and teams and will be a real asset to Dundee United.”

Fox started his coaching career at Hearts in 2015, working in various roles at Tynecastle including as first-team coach and was assistant boss at Livingston before he joined United as assistant head coach in 2021. He also had a spell in charge of Cowdenbeath in 2016.

United have failed to win a solitary league game this term and are rock-bottom of the Premiership with just two points from seven outings. Their next game is at home to St Johnstone a week tomorrow.

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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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