Dundee United reveal how many applicants they’ve had for vacant managerial job

Dundee United will begin holding interviews for the manager’s job after receiving dozens of applications.

The Tannadice side issued a statement saying that “more than 50” had applied for the job, following Ray McKinnon’s dismissal earlier this week.

A spokesman for the club said that the applications were whittled down to a “short list” yesterday and interviews will be held within the next 24 hours.

Yesterday the Tele revealed former assistant boss Gordon Young was in contention for the job and is among a number of names mentioned for the post.

Former Dundee United assistant manager Gordon Young.

A spokesman for the club said: “The role represents a fantastic opportunity for a manager to lead the Club back to the Ladbrokes Premiership.

“The foundation stones are in place with a Premiership standard squad, one of the best training facilities in the country and a passionate and loyal support base that backs the team home and away in large numbers.”

Meanwhile, the club also confirmed Ray McKinnon’s assistant Laurie Ellis will take the team this weekend for the game against Dumbarton.