Townsend takes charge of Dundee United
Our reports say that the shock news coming out of Tannadice Park is that The Terriers’ new manager is former footballer Gareth Townsend.
Dundee United will be Townsend’s first job in management after being forced to retire from professional football at the meagre age of 20 years due to a serious injury.
Tannadice Park will be Townsend’s new home
Townsend had this to say on what must have been an overwhelming day for the young manager “I’m in shock, after breaking my leg and being forced to retire last year I thought that my time in football was over. I’m so grateful to Stephen Thompson for giving me this opportunity to get back into the game which I have dedicated practically all of my short life to. I want to repay that faith by bringing silverware to Tannadice Park and breaking the dominance shown in Scotland by Celtic”
Time will tell whether or not United’s gamble on this young up and coming manager will pay off, Townsend will certainly be looking to enjoy a good preseason and hit the ground running when the Scottish Premiership season kicks off.