New Dundee United owner and chairman, US-based businessman Mark Ogren, insists that he is focused on the short-term target of promotion to the Premiership along with the longer-term aim of improving the foundations of the club.
In a statement, the American who will be joined on the United board by son Scott, said: “We are delighted to confirm that we have acquired the majority shareholding in Dundee United FC.
“My son and I have been working tirelessly, alongside our sports advisors Revolution Global Sports Consulting and lawyers Brodies, to reach an agreement with Mike Martin and Jimmy Fyffe who have been careful in making sure that the best persons come into the club.
“We are very excited at working with the Head Coach, the players, the staff and most importantly the supporters of Dundee United to achieve promotion back to the Ladbrokes Premiership and make Dundee United Football Club a force within Scottish football once again.
“This is a crucial period for the club, and we understand that the short-term focus must remain on ensuring the team continue their good form.
“It is our intention now to lay foundations that will create future success for the club, and to this end, we look forward to coming to Tannadice to outline our plan and create one vision for success that everyone connected with Dundee United can believe in.”