United Appoint Paatelainen

Published: 14th October 2015

Dundee United today confirmed Hall of Famer Mixu Paatelainen as the Club’s new Head Coach. He signs until June 2018. Mixu, who played for United 173 times, returns to Scottish football after four years as Finland national head coach. The ex-Kilmarnock, Hibs and Cowdenbeath Manager wore the United kit with distinction between 1987 and 1992 scoring 47 goals for the Terrors. Stephen Thompson, Chairman, said: “I am delighted to welcome Mixu back to the Club as our new Head Coach. He served United with distinction as a player and will do the same as a manager. His desire to come back to the Club was clear from the first minute we spoke. He was the first person we spoke to and also the last. “His experience combined with his vision and enthusiasm for the Club made him the standout candidate and we are thrilled to announce his appointment."