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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Marlyn Ney More than 1 year ago
We don't want Dodds back. X
max More than 1 year ago
Agreed. Dundee fans could never accept Dodds.
Jimmy Broon More than 1 year ago
My Aunty Mary has more chance of becoming Dundee manager than Billy Dodds..stick to waffling on TV talk a good game thast about it.
Ken Smith More than 1 year ago
The very thought that the Board would even consider appointing " Rangers Appologist" Billy Dodds must be an anathema to all Dundee Fans. Let sanity prevail, the Board should "eat humble pie" appologise to Barry Smith and ask him to return to the club rather than spend scarce resources on severance package, As manager Mr Smith has never had a settled season in which to prove himself, he was always fire fighting, firstly to keep the club in the !st Division and then to work miracles on an almost non existant budget to keep an unprepared team in the SPL. Let the club go back down to the !st Division and get Mr Smith back to do what he should have been doing this season------ Winning the !st Division and making proper preparations fopr a team to play in the SPL---- this season with its rushed entry into the SPL has proved disastrous and de-moralising for the club and the fans.
bodgtf More than 1 year ago
I would like to congratulate the Dens Board for "thinking outside the box" and appointing John Brown Esq as interim manager. If the question is how can we really alienate all of our customers, John Brown is surely the answer.