Billy Dodds linked with Dundee manager’s post

By Neil Robertson, 23 February 2013 9.48am.

Billy Dodds has thrown his hat in the ring to become the new Dundee boss, Courier Sport understands.

That’s despite the fact he previously left Dens in acrimonious circumstances when the Dark Blues entered administration in 2010.

Dodds was assistant boss to Gordon Chisholm, with the pair being lured to the club from Queen of the South.

However, they were both sacked by administrator Bryan Jackson, along with a host of first team players.

The former Scotland striker then alienated a large section of the Dundee support when he voted against a proposed deal with the club’s creditors.

Dodds, along with Chisholm and HMRC, unsuccessfully opposed the CVA that would ultimately help secure the club’s future.

Since then, he has been working as a pundit with the BBC. However, he is keen to return to management and is believed to have unsuccessfully applied for the Dundee United job following the departure of Peter Houston last month.

Dodds is just one of many linked with replacing Barry Smith in the Dens Park hot-seat and it remains to be seen if he will be successful, with the club last night 
closing in on appointing an interim manager.

Dundee have been inundated with applications since Smith was relieved of his duties on Wednesday morning.

Club chief executive Scot Gardiner revealed that his phone has been ringing off the hook as soon as Smith’s departure was announced.

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