Csaba Laszlo confirmed as the new manager of Dundee United
Last Updated: 08/11/17 12:34pm
Dundee United have confirmed the appointment of Csaba Laszlo as their new manager on an 18-month contract.
The 53-year-old Hungarian is best known in Scotland for leading Hearts to a third-place Premier League finish in the 2008-09 season.
He has also managed Uganda and Lithuania, the Hungarian side Ferencvaros and was most recently in charge of Dunajska Streda in Slovakia.
Ray McKinnon was sacked in October when United were fourth in the Championship but they have flourished under stand-in boss Laurie Ellis and are now second behind St Mirren on goal difference.
Ellis will retain his role as assistant manager together with the rest of his backroom team.
Laszlo said: "It is a privilege to become Dundee United Manager.
"This is a fantastic club and I will work hard to make sure they return to the Premiership. I look forward to meeting the players. There is a good squad and good staff here and we want to win the Championship."
United chairman Stephen Thompson said: "After meeting Csaba, seeing his enthusiasm for the job and his understanding of what is required by Dundee United, he emerged as the outstanding candidate.
"Csaba's CV is very impressive and his enthusiasm very infectious but after we met, the board spoke to many people who had worked with him in football and I believe we have secured a fantastic coach, man-manager and a highly experienced tactician."