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REVEALED: Why Jack Ross opted for blazer and shorts combination at Dundee United unveiling

Ross overseeing training
Ross overseeing training

Jack Ross has explained the reason behind the eye-catching blazer and shorts combo he wore at his first Dundee United press conference.

The new United boss’ outfit of a pale blue blazer and dark dress shorts – split opinion on social media in the aftermath of Wednesday’s unveiling.

Some fans praised Ross for his supposedly savvy sartorial choice, while others felt the new Tannadice boss had hit a bum note.

However, the ex-Sunderland and Hibs boss has now explained an INJURY was behind the look.

He told Dundee United’s website: “Some people wondered if the shorts at my unveiling press conference were a fashion statement.

“But why don’t we leave that hanging and people can make up their own minds?

“The truth is, I ruptured my Achilles tendon at the end of May while I was playing in a testimonial game for Sunderland’s kitman. I’ve been in a boot for four weeks but I got good news on Thursday and was told the tendon is on the mend.

“I’ve got four weeks to go then all being well I’ll be out of the boot and be able to start moving about a bit more freely, but to be honest it doesn’t inhibit me that much – it just looks a bit strange!”

Ross is set to have his walking boot – commonly referred to as a “moon boot” – removed before United’s first game of the Premiership season away to Kilmarnock at the end of July.

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