Tannadice appointment

Ross aims to build on Dundee United success

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Jack Ross has targeted “consistent success” after signing a two-year deal as Dundee United’s new head coach.

The former Hibs and Sunderland manager replaces Tam Courts, who left after a year in the Tannadice hot seat to take over at Honved in Hungary.

“I’ve had a spell out of management and was happy to have a break,” said Ross, who takes charge of a club preparing to play European football for the first time in a decade after a fourth-place Premiership finish.

“I’ve had offers from Scotland, England and overseas to return to work but I haven’t had that real buzz of excitement that you need to go in and do a good job.

“In all the conversations I’ve had with the club, I’ve felt that buzz and excitement. I firmly believe I’ve been given a fantastic opportunity at a terrific football club.

“What we did last year was brilliant, but the challenge is to deliver consistent success to the club.

“There’s a historical aspect to this too. I grew up with Scottish football and I understand Dundee United’s historical standing in the game.

“It’s already a big club but the potential is there for it to continue growing.

“I’ve got to deliver success to meet those expectations.

“But part of the attraction for me is the fact there is big expectation from the fans. That’s something I’ve had at a lot my previous clubs. It’s something I’ll embrace.”

Sporting director Tony Asghar said: “Jack Ross is one of the best managers we could have brought to the club. We’re delighted he’s here.

“He’s vastly experienced, he knows how to plan and build a squad.”

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