Micky Mellon: I still have a lot of work to do at Dundee United

The manager insists his focus is on Tannadice despite being linked with another job.

Micky Mellon: I still have a lot of work to do at Dundee United SNS Group

Micky Mellon has shrugged off speculation about a return to England, insisting he has plenty to achieve at Dundee United.

The manager has been linked with the managerial vacancy at Doncaster Rovers, having enjoyed success in England throughout his managerial career before moving to Tannadice last summer.

Mellon said he had nothing to say about the Rovers job, maintaining that his focus is on improving his United team after their first season back in the top flight.

He said: “It is difficult for me to speak about because if I don’t speak about it, it looks like I am avoiding it.

“If I do, it looks like ‘Oh, he has something to speak about’.

“I really don’t.

“I am so focused on what I’m doing. I’m enjoying working with this group and hopefully they feel I’m helping them improve and finding consistency to operate in the Scottish Premiership.”

The manager has recently spoken about how his first season in Scotland had been about helping the side transition from the Championship to the top flight again, and that this summer would be about building the team to make another push up the league.

Addressing the question about leaving, he said he still had plenty to do at Tannadice, including developing the team’s young talent, and that he would keep working until told otherwise.

“There’s still a lot of work to be done and we think there are improvements to be made,” he said. “There are a lot of young players pushing through now and it’s an exciting place to be.

“I’m an experienced manager now. Honestly, until I am told differently and asked to come and have a conversation, I will continue to do that and there has not been a need to do that.”

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