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Dundee United confirms the death of the Club's Former Manager, McLean

Sun 27 December 2020 | 10:05

Jim McLean played a great part in improving the club as the manager of the club.

Dundee United

Confirmed the death of

Jim McLean

, Dundee United's former manager, at the age of 83.

Dundee United are extremely saddened to learn Jim McLean has passed away"

, As Written on Dundee United's website.

Dundee United's club owes its rise to Jim McLean:

“An integral part of our history and rise to the forefront of European football, Jim was simply a titan of Dundee United folklore, cherished by the United family the world over.

“He will be sorely missed by us all. In remembrance of Jim, the flags at Tannadice will fly at half-mast.”

McLean and

Sir Alex Ferguson

made radical changes to Scottish football in 1980.

Working as United boss for 22 years, McLean lead the team to two League Cup trophies. The team was lead to two more finals under his management, the cup made it to be runners-up in the Scottish cup five times.

Known for his strict discipline, he also got the team to semi-finals in1984, Beating Barcelona at home three years later than that and reaching the UEFA Cup final.

His family added few points about him in personal life and his job life:

“Jim was a much-loved husband, father, brother, uncle and father-in-law, and we will all sadly miss him.

“His remarkable six-decade career made him a true legend not only at Dundee United, but across the world of football.

“Jim’s achievements in leading Dundee United to the Scottish Premier League title in 1983 and to the semi-final of the following season’s European Cup are unlikely ever to be repeated.

“This is a very sad day for our family, but we will be eternally proud of Jim. We would ask that our privacy is respected at this very difficult time for our family.”

 


source: SportMob