Former St Mirren and Aberdeen boss Jim Goodwin is set to become the new manager of Dundee United.
The Tannadice side sit bottom of the Premiership and parted ways with manager Liam Fox following last weekend’s 4-0 defeat to fellow strugglers Ross County.
Sporting director Tony Asghar, who had been the focus of supporter unrest left United on Tuesday, saying that he was clearing the way for a new management structure at the club as owner Mark Ogren looked to appoint a new boss to lead the fight against relegation.
Former United and Hearts boss Craig Levein was linked with a return to Tannadice but Goodwin emerged as the frontrunner for the vacancy and is now set to take charge of his third top-flight club.
The Irishman was sacked by Aberdeen just five weeks ago following a humiliating Scottish Cup defeat to non-league side Darvel and a 6-0 loss to Hibernian.
Goodwin, who began his managerial career at Alloa Athletic before two-and-a-half years at St Mirren, had been at Pittodrie for just over a year.
The 41-year-old will now take on the task of lifting United from the foot of the table. The team are four points behind tenth-placed Ross County and 11th -placed Kilmarnock but have a game in hand on both.
United’s next match is against Goodwin’s former club Aberdeen on Saturday.