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'Too good to turn down'

McCann u-turn sees return to Dundee

Neil McCann

Neil McCann (SNS Group)

Neil McCann has decided to take the Dundee manager’s job after all, changing his mind just two days after saying he would return to his post as a television pundit.

He took over as interim boss at Dens Park in April after Paul Hartley was sacked and guided the club to safety in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

Managing Director John Nelms stated: “We’ve had discussions with a number of candidates but Neil has been our number one choice since taking over as interim manager at the split.

“We were inundated with applications for the position over the past few weeks; however, the attributes Neil demonstrated are consistent with the qualities required to lead Dundee Football Club.

“We are looking forward to success in the upcoming seasons with Neil at the helm.”

McCann added: “After completing my spell as interim manager I returned to Sky Sports fully committed to fulfilling my duties and continuing my career in broadcasting. In the past few days however I have had time to think about the opportunity of being manager of Dundee FC full time and decided it was too good for me to turn down.

“I’m looking forward to being in charge for the new season and work has already begun on a number of fronts. I’m excited about the future and can’t wait to get started.”

 

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