Dundee have tonight parted company with manager Neil McCann.
It is understood that matters were brought to a head over the club’s desire to bring in an assistant to replace assistant manager Graham Gartland.
A statement released this evening confirms that Gartland will also depart.
It said: “The club can confirm that manager Neil McCann has today left the club.
“We have explored alternative options to support the management staff recently but unfortunately these did not come to fruition.
“Neil was appoint interim manager in April 2017 and steered the club clear of relegation with five matches of the 2016/17 season remaining.
“In the summer he was appointed as manager of the club and in his first full season with the club achieved a 9th place finish with highlights in the season including a victory over Dundee United in the Betfred Cup and Rangers in the Ladbrokes Premiership.
“This season after progression from the Betfred Cup group stage a run of defeats in the league came to the end with a win over Hamilton Accies at the end of September.
“The following week the team were beaten at home to Kilmarnock.
“We would like thank Neil and Graham for their efforts while in charge and wish them all the best for the future.”