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Dundee Utd confirm Houston as manager

Peter Houston has been confirmed as Dundee United boss after signing a three-year deal. The 51-year-old has been given the role on a long-term basis after taking over as caretaker boss following the departure of Craig Levein back in December.

He enjoyed a successful second half of the campaign by leading United to third place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League and success in the Active Nation Scottish Cup.

"I'm absolutely privileged and honoured to be the manager of Dundee United. For me, the hard work starts now," Houston told BBC Scotland.

Houston added: "There have been some very good past managers here at Dundee United. To add my name to the list, I hope to emulate some of my predecessors.

"We've had a good season - putting the Scottish Cup on the boardroom table and a nice position in third.

"For me, all the hard work starts because expectations get higher and, if we can keep the same squad, or even add one or two, I'd be delighted.

"We're looking forward to pre-season now."

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