FOLLOWING on from an absolutely wretched 15 months for the Football Club on and off the park ending in relegation last night the Committee of the Federation of Dundee United Supporters Clubs would wish to release the following statement.
It is with great regret that the Committee of The Federation of Dundee United Supporters Clubs find ourselves having to again publicly comment on the abject state of our Football Club.
Following on from now confirmed relegation which will see us play out-with Scotland’s Top Tier of Football for only the second time since 1960 we would call for those we feel are ultimately responsible being Stephen Thompson and Mixu Paatelainen to stand down from their current positions immediately and admit they have failed the Football Club and its Fantastic Supporters.
Last night was the culmination, in our opinion, of the shocking manner in which the Club is currently being run and it is plain for all to see that change is needed throughout the Football Club to allow us to turn the current unacceptable situation around.
Sadly we are where we are because the facts are that the current incumbents in the boardroom and on the management team, tasked with running our proud Football Club, are simply not up to it as has been proven by our demise to the second tier of Scottish Football .
We would also wish for recent reports concerning potential financial issues affecting the Club to be made transparent for all fans, to give absolute clarity on our current financial position. There can be no hiding on this issue.
Finally, the Committee ,given our current situation, do not currently support fan ownership of the club, or control, either permanent or as an interim measure. In our opinion to run the Dundee United Business successfully, you need experience of having carried this out at a level within an organisation which has the turnover, at least, the size of our Club. However should an individual or individuals with such credentials be interested in a role at the Club we would support them subject to the Dundee United Supporters satisfaction that they have solely the best intentions for Dundee United Football Club and are 100% committed to turning the Clubs current fortunes around.
Committee of The Federation of Dundee United Supporters Clubs.