Ray McKinnon says he wants to build a team the fans can be proud of after becoming the new Dundee United manager.
McKinnon will be tasked with securing promotion back to the top flight next season after the Terrors endured a nightmare campaign being relegated to the Championship.
It’s a league McKinnon knows only too well as he led Raith Rovers into the Championship play-offs this season before defeat to Hibernian ended their interest in the quest for promotion.
The former United player, who scored 13 goals in 122 appearances for the club over two spells, has signed a three-year deal at Tannadice and says he is relishing the challenge of getting United back to the top.
“This is a wonderful opportunity at a club that is close to my heart and I am looking forward to taking on the task of rebuilding club and developing the talent required to get us where we should be,” he told the club’s official website.
“There are a lot of challenges ahead and it is important that we give ourselves every opportunity to succeed. We will work hard to build a team that the United fans can be proud of.
“I want to thank everyone at Raith Rovers. I really enjoyed my time there and I am grateful to them for being so understanding of my desire to become manager of Dundee United. Raith Rovers are a fabulous, proper club whom I wish all the best.”