Dundee have formally confirmed that James McPake has been appointed the club’s new manager with the experienced Jimmy Nicholl coming in as his assistant.
The 34-year-old former defender has won the race to succeed Jim McIntyre in the Dens hot-seat, seeing off fierce competition from a lengthy list of candidates to secure the role.
McPake was a player at Dens until his career was ended by serious injury during a derby with United in 2016.
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Since then, he has helped out at the club in a coaching role and was named interim boss for the last game of the season following Jim McIntyre’s sacking.
Now, he will take charge of the team on a permanent basis.
Nicholl, who’s 62, has a wealth of experience and has managed at Raith Rovers, Millwall and Cowdenbeath.
He worked as a coach at St Mirren last season and is the current assistant manager with the Northern Ireland national side.
The new Dundee management duo have signed rolling contracts with the club.