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Dundee United sack Jack Ross in wake of 9-0 defeat to Celtic

The Tannadice club have acted after the side conceded 25 goals in their opening seven matches of the season.

Dundee United sack Jack Ross after seven games as manager in wake of 9-0 defeat to Celtic SNS Group

Dundee United have sacked manager Jack Ross following the 9-0 defeat to Celtic.

The 46-year-old departs Tannadice after just seven games during which they conceded 25 goals and won just once.

The Terrors were also beaten 7-0 by AZ Alkmaar in Europa Conference League qualifying, despite beating the Dutch side 1-0 in the city of discovery – Ross’ only victory in the dugout.

They sit bottom of the Premiership table with one point from their opening five games.

STV News understands assistant Liam Fox and academy coach Adam Asghar are set to lead the side in Wednesday’s Premier Sports Cup tie with Livingston.

Ross took over from Tam Courts in the summer after leaving Hibernian last season.

“Dundee United can confirm head coach Jack Ross has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect,” a club statement read.

“Liam Fox will take charge of the the first team on an interim basis with the focus now fully on Wednesday’s Premier Sports Cup match with Livingston.

“No further comment will be issued by Dundee United at this stage.”