Dundee Utd sack Ross after 9-0 defeat by Celtic
Jack Ross has been sacked as Dundee United manager following the 9-0 drubbing of Celtic on Sunday, just his seventh game in charge.
United’s record home defeat was the club’s fifth in a row, a run that includes a 7-0 defeat in the Europa Conference qualifiers to AZ Alkmaar.
Ross leaves after just 10 weeks in the job with United two points adrift at the bottom of the Scottish Premiership.
United confirmed that he has been “relieved of his duties with immediate effect”.
Liam Fox takes charge on an interim basis, with the Tannadice side visiting Livingston for a League Cup last 16 tie on Wednesday, and the club say they will make no further comment at this stage.
Former St Mirren, Sunderland and Hibernian boss Ross, 46, was appointed in June to succeed Tam Courts, who led United to fourth place last season and secured European football for the first time in a decade before joining the Budapest Honved.
United’s only league point from five games this season came at Kilmarnock on the opening day. And Ross’ departure following the humiliating defeat to Celtic leaves the club looking for a fifth manager in four years under American owner Mark Ogren.
Speaking after that defeat, Ross insisted he was determined to fight back and “put things right” but United have now taken decisive action.
More to follow.