Dundee appoint Jim McIntyre as their new manager

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Jim McIntyre.

Dundee have moved quickly to appoint Jim McIntyre as their new manager.

Just a day after announcing that Neil McCann had left Dens Park, the former Dundee United striker has been given the task of saving the Dark Blues from relegation.

McIntyre, who has been in charge of Ross County, Queen of the South and Dunfermline, has joined on a one-year rolling contract.

The Dark Blues confirmed: “Dundee Football Club is delighted to announce that Jim McIntyre has tonight been appointed manager of the club.

“Jim (46) has enjoyed a successful managerial career over the past 10 years with time in charge at Dunfermline Athletic, Queen of the South and Ross County.

“He won promotion to the top flight with Dunfermline in his first job in management in 2011.

“After leaving the East End Park side he went on to manage Queen of the South, where he enjoyed success with a fourth place finish in the Championship.

“Jim moved to Ross County in 2014 and went on to lead them to their first major trophy with a League Cup win in 2015/16, a season in which he also won the SFWA Manager of the Year award.

“Jim joins on a one year rolling contract and will meet the players tomorrow morning before taking training.”

A media conference has been called for tomorrow lunchtime.