Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson isn’t letting takeover talk distract him from the task of ensuring the Tangerines bounce back from their painful Friday night defeat to Ayr United.
Discussions are understood to be ongoing with an American consortium but Neilson insisted that his dressing room will be unaffected.
Minds are focused on Morton at the weekend, and nothing else.
“Until something actually happens, there’s no point thinking about it,” said the United boss.
“From my perspective it isn’t an issue at all.
“That’s the same for the players as well – I don’t think I’ve heard anybody talking about it.
“I’ve learned in football that you deal with things day to day. If things change, they change. If they don’t, they don’t. We’ll wait and see.”
Meanwhile, the Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation would seek an “early meeting” with new owners, should the club change hands.
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A statement read: “Not a great weekend for us on the park, but we are cautiously optimistic with the recent news that American investors could take over at Dundee United as early as next week.
“Anything that could ensure the long term future of the club is to be welcomed.
“However the caution is there as for the first time in United’s 109-year history ownership could pass to persons with no previous association with the club.
“We would be keen to meet with the new buyers as soon as possible to discuss how the Foundation could help to support the business plans they would want to put in place.
“We would also want to raise some of the fans’ questions about the future direction under the new ownership.
“The DUSF is the largest fans’ group and if the new owners support the Foundation model there could be a significant and continuous new income stream into the club.
“An early meeting once the takeover is confirmed can only be to the advantage of all concerned with the long term future of our football club.
“Hopefully if the rumoured deal goes through it will bring to a close the takeover uncertainty that has been going on for more than two years, and will allow the club and fans to concentrate on regaining a place in the top division.”