Paul Sturrock joins Dundee United coaching staff on temporary basis
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 22/03/18 6:55pm
Paul Sturrock has joined the Dundee United coaching staff on a temporary basis.
Sturrock won the Scottish title as a player with United in 1983 and was twice part of the side that won the Scottish League Cup (1980 and 1981).
He also featured in their UEFA Cup final defeat to Gothenburg (over two legs) in 1987 during a 15-year playing career with the club.
Sturrock subsequently became manager of the club from 1998-2000 and after recently being appointed as United's chief scout in England, he has now taken up a temporary coaching role under manager Csaba Laszlo.
"I have been working with Paul since his appointment as chief scout for England and his knowledge and passion for this club is deeply-rooted and infectious," said Laszlo.
"He has not been scared to voice his opinions and his football experience and knowledge are significant. Having him around the squad will be a great benefit over this vital period."
Sturrock himself is also excited by the coaching role.
"When Csaba phoned and asked me to consider this I didn't delay my response," he said.
His knowledge and passion for this club is deeply-rooted and infectious.
Csaba Laszlo on Paul Sturrock
"I will do what I can to help this club. I know what it means to be a player and a coach at United and I will give my all to help achieve our goal."
Dundee United are third in the Scottish Championship, 19 points behind leaders St Mirren.