Dundee managing director John Nelms admits the club had to sack boss Jim McIntyre to bring the fans back on board and to dispel the “very negative” atmosphere at the club.
Jim McIntyre insists that if he had been given more time at Dundee, he would have taken the club back to the Premiership.
Dundee have confirmed that coach James McPake will take temporary charge of the first team this week following the sacking of boss Jim McIntyre on Sunday. Former Dark Blues defender McPake will also oversee the final Ladbrokes Premiership game of the season at Dens on Saturday against St Mirren.
Dundee have announced that boss Jim McIntyre and assistant Jimmy Boyle have left the club with immediate effect.
Dundee boss Jim McIntyre insists he is fully focused on preparing for today’s game at Livingston and not on what might happen once managing director John Nelms returns from the States.
Former Dundee favourite, keeper Julian Speroni, is set to leave Crystal Palace after 15 years’ distinguished service with the London Premier League club.
With Dundee’s relegation now confirmed, attention has already turned to next season and life in the Championship.
On September 15 last year, I was working at Ibrox watching Dundee slump to their sixth defeat in a row against Rangers.
Dundee’s American owners have reaffirmed their long-term commitment to the club after the Dark Blues were relegated on Saturday.
Dundee boss Jim McIntyre believes he is the right man to bring the Dark Blues back up to the Premiership at the first time of asking.