Dundee United’s new manager said he wants to “make history” at the club.
Former Hearts head coach Csaba László was officially confirmed as the man in charge at Tannadice this morning by club chairman Stephen Thompson.
Speaking following the announcement, László said his main ambition is to get United back where the club “belongs” in the Scottish Premiership.
The Hungarian has an impressive track record having recently brought Slovakia’s DAC Dunajska Streda from the relegation zone to the top of the league, setting a new league record of 16 games unbeaten in the process.
The side only narrowly missed out on Europa League qualification.
Referring to the historic unbeaten run in Slovakia, László said he hopes he can achieve similar success in Scotland.
“This is not a big secret that we want to go back to the Scottish premier league” he added.
“(That) definitely is our target. This is the second year in the Scottish Championship and I think this club, which has so huge a history and made so much history in Scottish football, belongs back in the highest level.
“Last year I had the same challenge. I took Dunajska Streda in Slovakia, in a very bad situation, and we managed to be unbeaten in 16 games. We made a positive record, we made even club history. I want to do (that) here at Dundee United too.”
László has watched a string of United matches in recent months and believes, from what he has seen, that the current squad is “good enough to move forward” and that the fans are “fantastic”.
He added he wanted his players “to show will, to show commitment, to show to everybody that we are Dundee United”.
He said: “I taught always talent is not enough, you have to show will. And, yes, from the players I want to see this will and this iron.”
László was sacked by former Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov in January 2010 despite only losing one in his previous eight league fixtures.
He had been named Scottish manager of the year in 2009 for his impressive first season at Tynecastle, which ended in a third place finish and a Europa League place.