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.
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.
The rookie boss being handed the reins raised some eyebrows among the support in the midst of Covid cut backs. Mark Ogren remains 100 per cent committed to Dundee United – having already stumped up more than £7million in loans. Sporting director Tony Asghar insists the club’s American owner is still looking to drive United forward despite the dramatic financial mess caused by the Covid crisis.
Dundee United: Tony Asghar insists owner Mark Ogren remains ‘fully committed’ to the club amid £3m loss
Dundee United sporting director Tony Asghar says owner Mark Ogren remains “fully committed” to the club. United’s annual accounts, which cover the 2019/20 season, were published this week on Companies House and revealed a £3m loss and a wage to turnover ratio of 120%.
MARK OGREN has asked Dundee United fans not to push for season ticket refunds after the club made a loss of more than £3million.The Tannadice club blamed the effects of the pandemic and investment in their playing squad and academy after posting figures in the red for a fifth year in a row.
Dundee United owner Mark Ogren says the sale of baseball team Sioux Falls Canaries will allow him to focus more on the Tannadice club.The United chief and business partner Tom Garrity have sold the South Dakota outfit to entrepreneurs Brian Slipka, Anthony Albanese and Sam Swartz.