Dundee United have confirmed Robbie Neilson is the man to succeed Csaba Laszlo as first team boss.
The Tangerines had to fend off late interest from Partick Thistle who came in to tempt the former Hearts boss into filling Alan Archibald’s shoes.
However the 38-year-old, who was the preferred candidate of Tannadice chiefs, has opted for United on a deal until the end of the 2020 season taking on a Head Coach role.
Ironically, Neilson’s first game in charge will come against the Jags at Firhill at the weekend.
The Tele exclusively revealed the one-time United player had agreed to take the reigns and Neilson is relishing the prospect.
He told the Dundee United website: “It is an exciting opportunity at a great club and I am confident that I can lead Dundee United back to the Premiership.
“This is the perfect challenge for me at a club I know well and I am looking forward to meeting the coaching staff and players tomorrow and getting straight to work ahead of Saturday’s match at Partick Thistle.”
Club chairman Mike Martin added: “I am delighted that Robbie has agreed to become Head Coach at Dundee United.
“From a long list of impressive applications, he was the outstanding candidate.
“We were convinced by his track record and experience, his style and approach to coaching and management and his plans and vision for this club.”