New Dundee United boss Csaba Laszlo is the perfect fit says former player

Csaba Laszlo substitutes striker Christian Nade during Hearts’ Europa League game against Dinamo Zagreb.

New Dundee United boss Csaba Laszlo has all the right attributes to take the Tangerines back to the Premiership.

That’s the verdict of former Dundee striker Christian Nade, who played under Laszlo at Hearts, with the capital side finishing third while the Hungarian picked up the Manager of the Year award in his only full season with the Tynecastle club.

The 33-year-old attacker, now at Dumbarton, believes his former gaffer is the perfect fit for the Tannadice outfit.

He also suggested Laszlo is good enough to take the reins at any club in the top flight.

Nade said: “I wouldn’t be surprised if he made Dundee United a better team than they already are.

“I don’t believe he is just the right fit for Dundee United — he could manage any Scottish team to be fair.”

The French attacker also feels the Tangerines players will enjoy working under Laszlo.

He continued: “Csaba’s a really, really good coach, attentive with details and, tactically, he’s one of the best coaches I’ve ever had.

“He isn’t just a good coach but a nice human being, he’s a really good guy as well, he understands his players.”

Laurie Ellis, who has impressed in a caretaker role since the departure of Ray McKinnon last month, will be staying on to assist the 53-year-old, who was last in charge of Dunajska Streda in his native Hungary.

The new manager’s first match in charge will be against Northern Irish outfit Crusaders in the Irn-Bru Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, with Dundee United looking to defend the trophy.