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Fox satisfied with Motherwell draw after Dundee United's 'tough week'

The interim manager hinted at talks about his future this week.

Liam Fox satisfied with draw at Motherwell after Dundee United’s ‘tough week’ SNS Group

Dundee United’s interim manager Liam Fox believes the club can be satisfied with a draw at Motherwell on Saturday after a week of drama and change at Tannadice.

The sides played out a goalless draw at Fir Park, with Motherwell’s Kevin van Veen having his penalty saved by Carljohan Eriksson, giving United a point just days after progressing in the Premier Sports Cup with a win over Livingston.

Fox thinks he can be “reasonably pleased” with his week in the dugout after being asked to take temporary charge when United sacked Jack Ross in the wake of their 9-0 defeat to Celtic.

“It’s been a tough week, a long week for everyone connected with the football club,” Fox said.

“I’m not being negative and saying we are coming here accepting a point, but the reality of this week – Wednesday, today and the limited time on the training pitch, we are reasonably pleased with where we are at.”

United have begun the search for a permanent successor to Ross and Fox hinted he may be having discussions about the role in the near future.

“I’ve been totally focused on Wednesday and today,” he said. “I’m sure, at some point, I’ll speak to whoever I need to speak to.

“The club is going through their process and, moving forward, that’s something well above my pay grade. Until I’m told otherwise, I’ll just carry on.

“It’s a long time until we set foot back in the building as the boys have got a day off tomorrow. A lot can happen in that period of time.”