Csaba Laszlo’s right hand man leaves Dundee United

© SNSWerner Burger and Csaba Laszlo in their Hearts days.
Werner Burger and Csaba Laszlo in their Hearts days.

The right hand man of Dundee United manager Csaba Laszlo has left the club after spending just a few months at Tannadice.

United have cited “medical reasons” for Werner Burger returning home to Germany.

It is not yet clear whether Laszlo will now be seeking a replacement for Burger in his backroom team.

He is a long-time friend and colleague of Laszlo. The pair worked together at Hearts from 2008 to 2011, as well as at MTK Budapest and Slovak outfit DAC Dunajská Streda.

Burger said: “I would like to wish Dundee United the very best for the future and have been encouraged as I have seen the squad strengthened through recent weeks with the addition of some good players.

“Reluctantly, I have decided to return to Germany, and as it is impossible for me to give the 100% at this moment, I wanted to be honest with the manager and this great club.

“I leave expecting the team to have a very successful season.”

Laszlo said: “While I will be sorry to see Werner leave, I admire his honesty and professionalism in making this difficult decision. I know how keen he is for us to deliver success. Everyone at the club wishes him well for the future.”