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Houston offered Dundee Utd job on full time basis

Dundee United have offered caretaker manager Peter Houston a long-term contract at Tannadice, reports BBC Sport. United won the Scottish Cup on Saturday under the 51-year-old, who became interim boss in December after Craig Levein became Scotland coach.

Houston said: "The chairman and I have now spoken and he has now offered me the job permanently, which is something I regard as a great honour.

"We had a few things to discuss, but it didn't take long and now he'll sit down with my representative, John Colquhoun, to sort out the exact details of the contract.

"To be honest, I didn't even ask how long it would be for, but the chairman mentioned three years and that's great by me."

Chairman Stephen Thompson told BBC Scotland: "We sat down this morning and Peter was offered the position as manager for next season and Peter wants the job.

"We kind of knew what we both wanted and what I have to do is agree personal terms with his representative and hopefully we can get all this concluded by the weekend."

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