Tam Courts leaves Dundee United with immediate effect | Football News

Tam Courts has stepped down as Dundee United boss to “explore other options” after leading the club to their highest place finish in nine years.

The 40-year-old, who took charge last summer, had been linked with a move to Croatian side Rijeka in recent weeks.

But they were not willing to pay the compensation Dundee United required with the club saying he now wanted to “explore other opportunities”.

A Tannadice statement read: “Dundee United can confirm Head Coach Tam Courts has left the club by mutual agreement.

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Highlights of Courts’ last match in charge of Dundee United as they beat Ross County to seal fourth place in the Scottish Premiership – their highest finish since 2014

“Courts led United to our highest-placed finish in nine years, securing European football for the first time in a decade.

“He also gave 16 Academy graduates first team experience, with Archie Meekison, Kieran Freeman and Ross Graham earning Scotland U21 call-ups.

“But after expressing a desire to explore other options away from Tannadice, we have now reached an agreement with Courts that will see him leave the club with immediate effect.”

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