Lee McCulloch has earned himself a promotion at Dundee United.
The former Rangers skipper spent last season as a forwards coach at Tannadice. However, across 2019/20, he will take up a post as Assistant Head Coach. That means he’ll be sharing the post with Gordon Forrest under manager Robbie Neilson.

McCulloch spent eight years at Ibrox but took up a role at United last season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I am delighted to accept the role of Assistant Head Coach,” McCulloch told United’s website. “I have loved being part of the coaching team here at United. During the time I have been here I have built up a good relationship with Robbie, Gordon and the players and have been willing to help out in any way I can to help achieve our targets.”
“To be honest, I didn’t realise how big this Club was or what wonderful facilities we have at our disposal here at the high-performance centre when I first joined, and I am so proud to be named Assistant Head Coach and look forward to helping the Club progress this season and beyond.”

Neilson’s United have struggled to get out of the second tier in recent seasons. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Verdict

Last season, McCulloch combined his coaching role at Rangers’ bitter rivals with punditry. Neither post was particularly popular with Bears, who often accused him of unnecessarily criticising his old club.
This increased responsibilty surely means coaching will be his priority going forward.
After missing out on promotion via the playoffs again last term, the Arabs will be hoping the ex-Ger can help them finally return to the SPL.

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