Mark McGhee: Manager to leave relegated Dundee after Sunday’s final Scottish Premiership game at Livingston | Soccer News

Dundee began the search for a new manager after announcing they would not be renewing Mark McGhee’s contract following his relegation from the Cinch Premiership.

The 64-year-old took over in February on a short-term contract until the end of the season following the dismissal of James McPake.

However, McGhee has overseen just one win in his 13 appearances in charge, with the team’s demotion to the Championship confirmed on Wednesday night. Assistant manager Simon Rusk will also leave Dens Park to take up a role with the English Football Association.

McGhee has admitted Dundee need a younger manager to lead their bid to return to the Premiership next season.

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Dundee have won just one of McGhee’s 13 games in charge

“When we took the job we really thought we could stay in the division and we’re disappointed we didn’t achieve that goal,” he told Dundee’s website.

“My role at the club was that of a manager with Simon working alongside me as a coach. The Championship is a division which I think is suitable for a younger manager, with energy, that’s what the players deserve. I’m not sure my role is relevant in this environment.

“I would also like to thank (general manager) John (Nelms) for the opportunity, the players and staff for their commitment and the fans for their support during my tenure. I wish the club every success in the future.”

Dundee end their Premiership campaign at Livingston on Sunday.

Lance B. Holton