Ipswich are expected to come back with an improved bid but it remains to be seen if it will be enough. Dundee United have turned down an opening offer from Ipswich Town for Benjy Siegrist. Record Sport revealed last month that the English League One side were keen on United’s player of the year.
Ipswich Town continue to be linked with a move for Dundee United goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist. The 29-year-old Swiss stopper has been mentioned in connection with the Blues on several occasions since the beginning of May, at a time when Scottish giants Celtic are also said to be keen.
Tony Asghar believes a ‘sceptical’ section of the Dundee United fanbase have ‘trust issues’. Asghar acknowledges that he is yet to win over a portion of the Tannadice faithful, with the sporting director becoming a lightning rod for criticism in recent weeks prior to — and after — the appointment of Tam Courts as new head coach.
Jake Davidson has left Dundee United to sign for Queen’s Park. The 20-year-old has been with the Tangerines for four years, working his way through the ranks and enjoying several spells out on loan in search of first team experience. Having spent time with the Spiders in 2020, during which he made eight appearances, it has now been decided his development would be best served by returning to the Glasgow south siders on a full-time basis.
LAWRENCE SHANKLAND hailed Patrik Schick’s long-range wonder strike against Scotland – but reckons his one for Dundee United was even better. The Czech ace smashed in a spectacular effort from just beyond the halfway line to sink the Scots in the teams’ Euro 2020 opener at Hampden.
New Forfar assistant Scott Robertson: Fear of having career cut short inspired Dundee United Scottish Cup winning star to begin coaching journey at 27
Former Dundee and Dundee United star Scott Robertson began plotting a coaching career at the age of 27 – fearing his playing days could get taken away from him at a moment’s notice. Now after working with both Dundee and Dundee United’s youth academy on his way towards gaining his ‘A’ licence, Robertson has taken on a dual coaching role a Dark Blues and Forfar.
Charlie Mulgrew keen to pass on wisdom gained as a kid in Dundee United carpool to Terrors youngsters
Dundee United gave him his start in football and now new signing Charlie Mulgrew is looking to return the favour. Mulgrew, who spent time on loan at United from Celtic in 2006, has returned to Tannadice 15 years later on a two-year-deal. Now 35, the versatile defender/midfielder is aiming to help new head coach Thomas Courts bring young talent into the Tangerines first team.
A number of Dundee United fans’ groups pulled out of a scheduled Q&A with chairman Mark Ogren over an agenda wrangle. The Dundee United Supporters’ Group (DUSG) – which liaises with the club on behalf of supporters’ organisations – was set to put a number of fan questions to Ogren and his board on Thursday.
Emma Hunter says Aberdeen FC Women are ready for a defining week in their pursuit of the SWPL 2 title. The Dons have a six-point advantage at the top of the table with only five games remaining but face all three of their closest challengers in the coming week.
The dust appears to have finally settled on the saga that was Tam Courts’ appointment as Dundee United manager. Winds of change over the course of the campaign could quickly see the storm whipping up again, of course. However, I get the sense some of the noises coming out of Tannadice, particularly in the transfer market, are starting to appease sceptical and disgruntled supporters.
'Don't write off Scotland': Dundee United star Lawrence Shankland believes Steve Clarke's team can cause England problems
Lawrence Shankland reckons you can’t write off Scotland as they take on England tonight looking for three huge Euro 2020 points. The Dundee United hitman, capped four times, missed out on Steve Clarke’s squad for the Scots’ first major finals in 23 years but has been cheering on from home.
Falkirk Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Danny Grainger as Assistant Head Coach, and Tony Caig as Goalkeeper Coach. Danny Grainger is a well known face in Scottish Football having played at a number of clubs in the Premiership during his playing career including Hearts, Dundee United and St Johnstone.
DUNDEE UNITED will try to block Rangers from using their St Andrews training facilities this summer, according to a report. The Gers are looking at alternative options for pre-season as their planned trip to Portugal looks set to be ruined by current coronavirus travel restrictions. 🏴 Read our live blog for all the Scotland latest at Euro 2020 🏴
Inverness Caledonian Thistle have confirmed the signing of Michael Gardyne on a one-year deal. Although he came through Celtic's youth system and has played for Greenock Morton, Dundee United and Kilmarnock, the 35-year-old is most notably associated with Caley Thistle's Highland rivals Ross County where he made 444 appearances across four spells in Dingwall, becoming the club's all-time record appearance maker.
Ange Postecoglou has already set out his priorities as the new manager of Celtic. That’s if you believe the various news outlets that have linked the Hoops to several new goalkeepers in the last few days. What’s the word? The Bhoys are believed to be keen on reuniting Brighton and Australia stopper Mat Ryan with Postecoglou this summer but there are other ‘keepers on their radar.
Dundee United academy kids to take on Juventus, Zenit St Petersburg and more at prestigious youth tournament
Dundee United rising stars are set to test themselves against Europe’s best at a tournament in Greece. United’s academy kids will take on the likes of Italian giants Juventus and Russians Zenit St Petersburg at the Elite Neon Cup in September. Taking place in the city of Corinth, the Tangerines’ U/12 team, pending coronavirus restrictions, will jet out to the Mediterranean in the autumn for the competition.
Cammy Smith is living life in the fast lane after moving to the home of the iconic Indy 500. “The famous speedway stadium is actually where you get your COVID vaccine over here,” says the former Dundee United midfielder. “You drive onto the track, roll down the window and they lean in, jab you and you drive off!”
Dundee United Scottish Cup winner Scott Robertson and ex-Dundee hero Gary Harkins join new look Forfar Athletic coaching team
Forfar boss Gary Irvine has appointed former Dundee and Dundee United midfielder Scott Robertson as his new assistant boss at Station Park. Irvine has added Robertson to his new-look coaching team alongside former Dark Blues midfielder Gary Harkins. Robertson, 36, who quit playing for Forfar last year to take on a position as youth coach at Dundee, has been appointed as assistant manager at Station Park.
PODCAST: England v Scotland could get ugly and Charlie Mulgrew is a great first summer signing for Dundee United
Pre-tournament optimism has evaporated and Scotland now face a daunting trip to Wembley to keep their Euro 2020 last-16 hopes alive. In the latest Courier Talking Football podcast Jim Spence, Eric Nicolson and Sean Hamilton assess the chances of an upset in London. Also on the agenda is Tam Courts’ first signing as Dundee United boss, Charlie Mulgrew, and the Premiership fixture list.