Former Dundee United defender Paul Quinn believes there have to be major changes at the club if they are to progress.
A policy was introduced in the summer to ensure new signings live within a 25-mile radius of the city but Quinn felt that was papering over the cracks.
He said: “Dundee United fans have proved themselves to be good, loyal supporters over the years. They want the best for their club but when you are in Dundee getting moaned at from fans, I guess in restaurants etc, that’s not helpful to the players.
“What they should try and change is Tannadice.
“When you go in the door it needs modernised.
“I love all their history. There are players there up on the wall who I couldn’t even begin to lace their boots. Even within the tunnel area, though, could there not be something changed to reflect the modern era?
“Something needs to change in the mental side of things to move Dundee United forward.”
Quinn was surprised to see club legend Paul Sturrock return to Tannadice in March as an adviser to Csaba Laszlo. He said: “Our manager is our leader – that’s the golden rule in football.
“You give the gaffer everything but then somebody else comes in all of a sudden and immediately you think: ‘What’s going on here?’
“Players talk as football is a small world. They think: ‘The manager likes me but do I now need to keep this new guy happy as well?’
“I felt for Csaba then. There’s no way you can dispute what Luggy did as a player for United but that was back in the day.
“It looked from the outside as though there was undermining going on – that’s just a fact.”