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Dundee United appoint Thomas Courts as new head coach

The 39-year-old was previously head of tactical performance with the club’s academy.

Dundee United appoint Thomas Courts as new head coach SNS Group

Dundee United have confirmed the appointment of Tam Courts as their new head coach.

The 39-year-old was previously head of tactical performance with the club’s academy.

Courts takes over from Micky Mellon, who left the club after one season in charge before returning to Tranmere.

The former Kelty Hearts boss said on United’s website: “I feel really excited and privileged to be taking charge at Dundee United.

“When I got the offer to speak to the club I was optimistic because I felt I was ready for the challenge.

“At each part of the process, I felt that I gave a good account of myself and articulated my vision for the club moving forward and, thankfully, I’m now sitting as the new head coach of Dundee United Football Club in the Scottish Premiership.

“I’ve got 300 games under my belt as a manager. The fans are getting an experienced manager, one who has a proven capability of winning, developing players and also being open and receptive to giving opportunities to young players as well.

“This is where I want to be, the calibre of player I want to work with on a day-to-day basis and this is the stature of club I feel I can propel myself into and drive the club to the next level.

“There has been a little bit of energy online surrounding the appointment but I want to harness that energy. I’ve seen the fans at this ground suck the ball into the net and turn Tannadice into a cauldron in the Dundee derby.

“Any energy that has been online is something I want to harness and redirect onto the pitch when the fans come back into the stadium.

“I think the fans should be excited. We’ve got the foundations laid here and it’s a really exciting time to be connected with this club and certainly an exciting time to be leading the club.”