A narrow extra time league cup victory over Dunfermline may have bought him a bit of extra time, but the curtain finally came down on Jackie McNamara’s Tannadice reign following a disappointing loss to 10-man St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Saturday.
In Monday’s Courier the postmortem starts in earnest.
Where did it all go wrong for the former Scotland and Celtic defender?
And, with his contract not due to expire until 2017, what will the club’s next move be?
It was perhaps fitting that the final nail in the coffin came courtesy of St Johnstone the Perth men also supplied several of the other nails.
We also examine just who is in the running to replace McNamara at United’s helm.
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