The upheaval on and off the park at Tannadice continues after director John Bennett announced his retirement from the board.
The popular and well-respected businessman has spent 14 years at Dundee United and leaves with the best wishes of all at the club.
It’s believed United’s off-field troubles didn’t have anything to do with the departure with the 70-year-old himself citing the need for ‘new blood’ at the club.
John said in a statement: “I joined the board in 2002 and, apart from a short six-month spell, have been there ever since. It’s time to retire and let some new blood in.
“I wish the club every success and I’m sure they’ll bounce straight back to the top league with Ray McKinnon in charge. I’ll be buying my season ticket and I’ll be there every home game cheering the team on.”
Chairman Stephen Thompson said: “John is 70 now and I understand his decision to retire. He has given this club great service and has been a good friend to Dundee United.
“He will always find a very warm welcome at Tannadice.”