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Another boss bites the dust after a 9-0 hammer… Dundee United’s Jack Ross follows Bournemouth’s Scott Parker who is fired, with the manager paying the price for Celtic’s destruction
- Dundee United was hammered 9-0 by Celtic and Jack Ross is out
- Manager has only been in charge for 10 weeks but 46 year old got a job
- Celtic ran into riots on Sunday and Liam Fox will fill in for the short term
Jack Ross has been sacked as manager of Dundee United following his side’s devastating 9-0 defeat to Celtic on Sunday.
He follows Bournemouth’s Scott Parker in getting the boot after a 9-0 loss, with Cherries boss being sacked earlier on Tuesday morning after a hammer to the same score by Liverpool.
Ross’ men were completely defeated by the Hoops and both Kyogo Furuhashi and Liel Abada scored hat-tricks in a day of humiliation in Tannadice Park.
Jack Ross has been sacked as manager of Dundee United after a 9-0 defeat
Celtic destroyed Dundee United on Sunday afternoon to spell the end for Ross
A club statement read: “Dundee United can confirm that head coach Jack Ross has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect.
Liam Fox will lead the first team on an interim basis, with the focus now fully on Wednesday’s Premier Sports Cup game against Livingston.
Dundee United will not comment further at this stage.
United were on a disaster, scoring 24 goals in just five defeats in three weeks.
The results make for grim reading for Ross. After taking the lead in June, the opener was drawn against Kilmarnock.
Scott Parker also lost his job on Tuesday after Bournemouth lost 9-0 to Liverpool
A bright spot of a 1-0 victory in the qualification of the Europe Conference against AZ Alkmaar was ruined by a whopping 7-0 loss in the return leg away from home.
They lost 1-0 to Livingston at home before being well beaten 4-1 to Hearts and 3-0 to St Mirren before the Celtic disaster.
Bournemouth’s Parker was eliminated on Tuesday morning with the club 17th in the Premier League table after four games.
Ross was only at the helm for 10 weeks, but his short tenure has already come to an end
A statement from owner Maxim Demin read: ‘To continue to make progress as a team and as a club, it is unconditional that we are aligned in our strategy to run the club sustainably. We must also show faith in and respect for each other.
“That’s the approach that has brought this club so much success in recent history, and we won’t deviate from that now. Our search for a new head coach will start immediately.’
Gary O’Neil – who was part of Parker’s backroom staff – has assumed interim leadership and will be joined by Shaun Cooper and Tommy Elphick.