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Former Dundee United player and manager Ray McKinnon suffers heart attack

The 51-year-old, who also had spells at Aberdeen, Livingston and Raith Rovers, was taken to hospital at the end of last week.

Former Dundee United player and manager Ray McKinnon suffers heart attack SNS Group

Former Dundee United player and manager Ray McKinnon is recovering after suffering a heart attack.

The 51-year-old, who also had spells at Aberdeen and Nottingham Forest in the mid-90s, was taken to hospital at the end of last week.

After retiring from playing McKinnon has managed a host of clubs including Raith Rovers, Falkirk and Greenock Morton.

His most recent job was with Glasgow side Queen’s Park where he won Scottish League Two in 2021.

During two spells as a player at Tannadice McKinnon made 122 appearances and scored 13 goals between 1988-1992 and 1995-1998.

He returned to manage the club in 2016 and won the Challenge Cup, but left at the end of his first season after failing to gain promotion from the Championship.

A statement from United said: “Everyone connected with Dundee United would like to wish a speedy recovery to our former player and manager Ray McKinnon.”

And Raith Rovers, who he made 17 appearances for at the end of his playing career and managed for a year in the 2015/16 season, said: ‘Everyone connected with Raith Rovers would like to wish our former Manager, Ray McKinnon a speedy recovery after suffering a heart-attack at the back end of last week.

“We are pleased to hear that Ray is currently recovering in hospital.”