Peter Houston’s job at Dundee United is not in danger after the club’s board came out and fully put their backing behind him.
The 53-year old tactician has come under-fire in recent weeks as the Arabs fell to third bottom on the Scottish Premier League table and dropped out of the League Cup to First Division Falkirk but a statement released by the club confirms that Houston is very safe in his job at Tannadice Park.
"The chairman and board of directors of Dundee United Football Club would like to confirm its unanimous and unequivocal support of Peter Houston as manager,” read the statement.
"After the recent media attention regarding the manager's position at the club, it was felt a statement needed to be issued to put an end to the rumour and speculation.
"The team is going through a transition this season and as such performances will be inconsistent but everyone is united in the aim of moving the club forward and our wish is to now focus on doing so and we would hope this confirmation will end all media speculation on this subject."
United bounced back to the winners list with a 4-1 away victory over Dunfermline Athletic on the weekend after a winless streak of five games in all competitions.