Liam Fox: Dundee United appoint caretaker as head coach on two-year deal

Liam Fox
Liam Fox has overseen Dundee United’s past three games

Liam Fox has been appointed Dundee United head coach on a two-year deal after a spell as caretaker boss.

Fox, 38, stepped up on a temporary basis in the wake of Jack Ross’ sacking following a 9-0 loss to Celtic.

Ex-United striker Stevie Crawford rejoins as assistant head coach, leaving his post as East Fife boss.

“We have made some small steps in the last few weeks and it’s now about getting that winning feeling back,” said Fox.

The Tangerines host St Johnstone in their next Scottish Premiership game on 1 October.

Fox was previously first-team coach at Heart of Midlothian and assistant manager with Livingston before joining United as assistant coach last year.

In his three games in charge, United have beaten Livi in the League Cup, drawn with Motherwell and lost to Rangers.

“I’m looking forward to putting a team on the park that the supporters can be proud of,” he told United’s website.

“I know how much the supporters at this club crave success. This group of players have real potential and quality.”

And sporting director Tony Asghar added: “Liam was clear in his interview with the Board on how he plans to improve short-term performance and results as he outlined a coaching and tactical plan to allow Dundee United to return to our long-term strategy.

“I have no doubt this coaching team will bring much-needed fresh and innovative coaching and game models to Dundee United. The club will also be adding a further assistant head coach soon to complete Liam’s coaching staff.”

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