Dundee sack manager James McPake
Dundee have sacked manager James McPake after three years in charge.
McPake led Dundee to promotion to the Scottish Premiership last season, but the club currently sit second bottom of the table
Dundee had picked up five points in their last four matches, including a 2-1 win over Hearts last week, but that was not enough to persuade the club’s board to keep McPake in his post.
“Dundee Football Club has taken the decision to release James McPake from the duties of his position of Manager,” the club said in a statement.
“It is clear that without James’ leadership the club would still be in the Championship, and for that reason, the decision to release him was not arrived at easily. However, at this time the club must look to a manager with additional experience with the aim of preserving James’ legacy and our place in the Premiership.
“It is without a doubt that someone who has achieved so much in such a short amount of time will go on to continue achieving remarkable things, and for this James has our unequivocal support and endorsement.
“We are proud to have given James his first steps in management and beyond proud of his accomplishments. He is, and will always remain, a valued and loved member of the Dundee FC family.”
McPake joined Dundee as a player in 2014 and was the club captain before becoming part of the club’s coaching staff.