Published: 25th July 2020

Dundee United Football Club is delighted to welcome Stephen Frail as the Club's Assistant Manager.

Stephen arrives with a wealth of experience both as a player and as a coach across Scotland, England and Ireland. After beginning his career in Scotland with spells at Dundee and Hearts, the former midfielder moved down south to Tranmere where his friendship with manager Micky Mellon began.

After two seasons south of the border, Stephen would return to Scotland to finish his playing career before becoming the Head Coach at Hearts in 2007. He would later join Celtic's coaching staff in 2009, working directly with their Reserve and Under-20s teams.

He departed the role after six years to join the Irish Football Association to be the full-time manager of the Under-19s and 17s teams.

Stephen said: "I'm really excited to be joining a very big club who have got great ambitions to do well in the Scottish Premiership. When I got the call from the manager to come and join him I had no hesitation.

"Micky and I have known each other for over 20 years so I wanted to come and work with him. I also wanted to get back into working with senior players every single day and be back in senior football. Hopefully, we can improve on everything that has already been done here and have a successful season."

The Club can also announce that Head of Sports Science Gary Dempsey has left Tannadice. We thank Gary for everything he has done for Dundee United and wish him well for the future.