CONFIRMED: Dundee United announce Csaba Laszlo is new manager

Csaba Laszlo, seen here in 2009 sporting a fetching tangerine sweater, is the new Dundee United boss.

Csaba Laszlo has been unveiled as the new Dundee United manager.

The appointment was announced today following a three-week search for a new boss since the departure of Ray McKinnon after the 2-0 home defeat to Inverness.

The former Hearts boss has penned a deal until May 2019.

He will take charge of the Tangerines for the upcoming Irn Bru Cup game against Crusaders at Tannadice.

Laurie Ellis, who guided united to two wins out of two while acting as caretaker, while continue on as assistant to Laszlo.

Laszlo told the Dundee United website it was a “privilege” to take on the role.

He said: “This is a fantastic club and I will work hard to make sure they return to the Ladbrokes Premiership. I look forward to meeting the players.

“There is a good squad and good staff here and we want to win the Ladbrokes Championship.”

Chairman Stephen Thompson added that Csaba’s CV stood out from the rest of the applicants.

He said: “After meeting Csaba, seeing his enthusiasm for the job and his understanding of what is required by Dundee United, he emerged as the outstanding candidate.

“Csaba‘s CV is very impressive and his enthusiasm very infectious but after we met, the board spoke to many people who had worked with him in football and I believe we have secured a fantastic coach, man-manager and a highly experienced tactician.

“I am delighted to welcome him as the new Dundee United Manager.”