Dundee United fans are preparing a fundraising scheme to build a statue in honour of club legend Jim McLean.
The Steering Group, a coalition of most Dundee United supporter groups, has set up a crowdfunder page to raise £75,000 for a statue outside Tannadice.
The group was set up to look into raising the cash for the commemoration, and is made up of representatives from the club itself, Dundee United Business Club, Fans United, ULT83, Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation and ArabTrust.
Plans for the statue were first mooted last year.
A spokesman said: “The Steering Group was set up by the Dundee United Supporters’ Liaison Group to investigate building a permanent monument to Jim McLean.
“Look out for announcements over the weeks ahead once the group is able to confirm key details.”
The spokesman anticipates it will take 18 months to raise the money.
As the campaign is in its early stages, only a few methods have been decided, one of which is the sale of an exclusive print commemorating United’s 1983 Premier League title win.
McLean’s trophy-laden era saw the side win both Premier League and League Cup and sweep aside some of the world’s best sides, including AS Monaco and PSV Eindhoven.
Mr McLean, who recently turned 81, has been suffering ill health. His family have given the plans for a statue their seal of approval.