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Thompson ‘ready to sell Dundee United’

mixu 1Dundee United owner Stephen Thompson has received interest in the club and may sell his shares in the summer, it has been reported.

Mr Thompson is understood to be ready to offload his 53% stake or accept a major investment, though he has made it clear that he will only sell to someone with a sound plan for the club. It is not known if there have been any firm offers.

He is said to be overseas talking to potential investors. His sister, Justine Mitchell, resigned from the board after the Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to Hibernian.

Fans are unhappy at the almost certain prospect of relegation from the Scottish Premiership and some demonstrated outside Tannadice after Sunday’s defeat to Hamilton Academical.

If he remains, Mr Thompson is expected to review the coaching arrangements which could see an end to Mixu Paatelainen’s (pictured) short-lived reign in the dug-out.

The former Finland coach only took over in October following the sacking of Jackie McNamara but has been unable to improve on his predecessor’s record.



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