David Southern to leave Dundee United

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David Southern.

Dundee United have announced that their chief operating officer David Southern will leave the club at the end of the month.

Southern was brought to Tannadice in July 2014 as general manager by then chairman Stephen Thompson.

He was previously managing director at Hearts for nine years.

United’s MD Mal Brannigan said: “David has been very supportive for the period of time that we have worked together and I would like to wish him well for his future.

“He worked extremely hard during his time at the club and played a key part during the due diligence process ahead of Mark and Scott Ogren taking ownership of Dundee United. I look forward to seeing him again at Tannadice in the near future.”

Southern said: “I feel very privileged to have been part of this club for the last five years.

“It has been a period of significant change in the club’s history including three different ownership groups in the last calendar year alone.

“These changes have culminated in Dundee United now having solid financial foundations on which to build. I’m pleased to have played my part in this transition and I’d particularly like to thank the staff at the club for their tremendous efforts in recent times and wish owners Mark and Scott along with the new management board as well as Robbie, the team, and the fans the very best for the future.”