New Dundee United owner Mark Ogren has made his first move to improve the club’s fortunes by hiring former agent Tony Asghar as the club’s new sporting director.
The American took control of the Tannadice outfit midway through December and has moved quickly to install Asghar, who helped broker the deal between the Minnesota-based businessman and former owner Mike Martin and director Jimmy Fyffe.
Former police officer Asghar owns Revolution Global Sports Consulting Ltd, which has interests in the United States and has worked for leading clubs across Europe.
Coming in at the start of the transfer window could be a boost to manager Robbie Neilson’s plans to freshen up his squad as they look to reignite their Championship title challenge.
Last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Alloa left the Tangerines seven points behind leaders Ross County in the race to return to the top flight.
Neilson hasn’t hidden his desire to improve the squad he took over in October saying after the defeat to Jim Goodwin’s strugglers that some of his charges weren’t up to the challenge of a title fight.
Names of those he’s keen to bring in, however, have been hard to come by.
One who has been mentioned is Raith Rovers winger Daniel Armstrong.
The former Wolves winger penned a short-term deal at Stark’s Park in November.
That expires after the Scottish Cup clash with Dunfermline on January 19, however.
Rovers boss John McGlynn said: “The club has done everything it possibly can and what will be will be. The club can do no more now.
“I would say that Dan has been very, very good for Raith Rovers and Raith Rovers have been very good for Dan.”