Craig Levein’s sensational United return?

By Kyle Gunn

Dundee United have had some very poor results this season, shipping seven in Alkmaar and a further nine at home to Celtic.

That spelt the end for Jack Ross but just 22 games later they are once again on the hunt for a new boss after sacking Liam Fox.

A 4-0 reverse away to fellow strugglers Ross County saw Fox handed his P45 on Sunday with the club rooted to the bottom of the Scottish Premiership table.

With 12 games to go the Tannadice side must act quickly to salvage their top flight position and suffering a four-year hiatus from the division the last time the Arabs dropped into the second tier, they’ll be desperate to avoid doing so.

And former Scotland boss Craig Levein, who was in the United dugout between 2006 and 2009, is thought to be the frontrunner for a sensational return to frontline management for the first time since 2019 at Hearts.

United have been on the wrong end of some horror shows this campaign and want the 58-year-old, who is currently an advisor at Brechin City, as their saviour.

But there is always going to be one result and more so performance which is going to haunt Levein until he finally retires.

Losing 1-0 in Prague on the face of it does not seem a terrible result and it wouldn’t be.

However, Levein’s infamous 4-6-0 formation, was heavily criticised by pundits and Tartan Army travellers alike in October 2010. Dropping Kenny Miller left fans bemused and it took until 76 MINUTES for a striker to be introduced.

With a record of only three wins from 12 competitive games, he was relieved of his duties as national team boss in 2012.

Levein returned to Hearts two years later as Director of Football and later as manager following the sacking of Ian Cathro.

He was sacked from all his roles in 2019 and is currently an advisor at Brechin City.

Is he really the man to save United’s skin?

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