Dundee United have confirmed Lee McCulloch has been appointed as their new assistant head coach to work alongside manager Robbie Neilson.

The former Rangers captain has been working with the Tannadice strikers and will now join the management team with Neilson and Gordon Forrest.

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - JULY 18: Kilmarnock manager Lee McCulloch and Clyde manager Jim Chapman before the Betfred League Cup game on July 18, 2017 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.
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The Arabs narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premiership last season and will be hoping to go one better this season.

McCulloch said he was “delighted” to take up his new role as he looks to help United back to the top-flight ahead of their city rivals, Dundee.

“I am delighted to accept the role of assistant head coach,” McCulloch told Dundee United’s official website.

“I have loved being part of the coaching team here at United and 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.”

McCulloch lifted every league title in Scotland as a player, except the Championship, and will be hoping he can get his hands on the trophy as a coach.

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: Milton Keynes Dons Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Milton Keynes Dons at Sixfields on January 20, 2018 in Northampton, England.
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The former Scotland international has built up an impressive reputation as a coach already since hanging up his boots and is a strong addition to the management team at Tannadice.

With experience as a manager in his own right, as well as his impressive playing career, McCulloch will be a valuable resource for Neilson as the Arabs look to return to the Premiership.

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