Dundee United appoint Robbie Neilson as their new head coach

© SNSRobbie Neilson when he was a player at Dundee United.
Robbie Neilson when he was a player at Dundee United.

Dundee United have announced the appointment of Robbie Neilson as their new head coach.

The 38-year-old takes over in the post vacated by Csaba Laszlo on a deal which lasts until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Neilson has previously managed Hearts and MK Dons.

His first game as manager will be this Saturday’s trip to Partick Thistle.

Neilson said: “It is an exciting opportunity at a great club and I am confident that I can lead Dundee United back to the Premiership.

“This is the perfect challenge for me at a club I know well and I am looking forward to meeting the coaching staff and players tomorrow and getting straight to work ahead of Saturday’s match at Partick Thistle.”

United chairman Mike Martin added: “I am delighted that Robbie has agreed to become Head Coach at Dundee United.

“From a long list of impressive applications, he was the outstanding candidate.

“We were convinced by his track record and experience, his style and approach to coaching and management and his plans and vision for this club.”