First Team


23rd September 2022

Dundee United are delighted to confirm the appointment of Liam Fox as Head Coach.

Liam was identified as the preferred candidate after a stringent selection process, following a shortlist interview with Chairman Mark Ogren, Sporting Director Tony Asghar and the rest of the Board.

The 38-year-old, who has agreed a two-year deal, started his coaching career at Hearts in 2015.

Liam worked in various roles at Tynecastle - including First Team Coach and was Assistant Manager at Livingston before he joined United as Assistant Head Coach in 2021. He also took charge of Cowdenbeath in 2016.

Liam was part of the coaching staff that successfully steered United to a fourth-placed finish last year - qualifying for Europe for the first time in a decade.

Since taking over as interim Head Coach earlier this month, Liam has helped United qualify for the Premier Sports Cup Quarter-Final, going on to pick up a point away to Motherwell before Saturday’s narrow defeat to Rangers.

Stevie Crawford - Dundee United Assistant Head Coach

Former Dundee United striker Stevie Crawford will return to Tannadice as Assistant Head Coach.

Stevie, 48, has coached since 2009 as Assistant Manager at Falkirk, Hearts and MK Dons. He has taken charge of both Dunfermline and East Fife, where is leaving his current role as Manager to join United.

Both Liam and Stevie will be officially unveiled at a press conference next Tuesday.

Stevie Crawford has joined Dundee United as Assistant Head CoachDundee United Head Coach Liam Fox said: "I’m absolutely delighted to be given the opportunity to lead this outstanding football club. 

"It’s a massive honour and privilege and I want to thank Tony and the board for their faith in me.

"I’m looking forward to putting a team on the park that the supporters can be proud of.

"We have made some small steps in the last few weeks and it’s now about getting that winning feeling back.


"I know how much the supporters at this club crave success. They, quite rightly, want a team that is fully committed to the cause every week and it’s over to us, as a coaching staff, and the players to achieve that.

"This group of players have real potential and quality. It’s down to us to find consistency in our performances to deliver the success that we all want.


"I’m also delighted to have Stevie on board as my assistant.

"He’s a brilliant human being, a real football man and he has real experience in the game. He’s been a manager and has worked at big clubs with big expectations.

"I’ve known Stevie a long time and I have enormous respect for him as a coach. He cares deeply about developing players and teams and will be a real asset to Dundee United."

Dundee United Sporting Director Tony Asghar said: "We are delighted to announce Liam Fox as Head Coach at Dundee United and the appointment of Stevie Crawford as Assistant Head Coach. 

"Liam was clear in his interview with the Board on how he plans to improve short-term performance and results as he outlined a coaching and tactical plan to allow Dundee United to return to our long-term strategy. 

"He was brought to the club as one of Scotland’s best young football coaches and now it is his time to lead the team to success. 

Liam Fox had a successful spell as interim Head Coach of Dundee United"It is also exciting to appoint Stevie Crawford as Assistant Head Coach. Stevie has vast coaching experience and a strong track record of developing forward players in his previous roles. 

"I have no doubt this coaching team will bring much-needed fresh and innovative coaching and game models to Dundee United.

"The club will also be adding a further Assistant Head Coach soon to complete Liam’s coaching staff. Under-18s coach Dave Bowman will continue to support the First Team until the appointment is confirmed.”