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Wright still in frame to take United reins


Tommy Wright

Dundee United sporting director Tony Asghar insists Tommy Wright is still under consideration as the search for a new manager rumbles on.

The Tangerines are still on the hunt for Robbie Neilson's replacement and suffered a blow when former England boss Steve McClaren ruled himself out of the race on Wednesday.

McClaren was one of those who had been interviewed by Asghar but there has been no such approach made to former St Johnstone gaffer Wright.

The former Northern Ireland keeper was keen to take over his national team but was pipped to the job by Ian Baraclough last weekend.

According to Asghar, though, Wright might now get a call from him.

The United sporting director claims that no one - including McClaren - has been offered the job.

"I've not spoken to Tommy but he's on the list to consider," Asghar said of the former St Johnstone boss.

"We've spoken to people - some in jobs, some not - and we've still got more to speak to.

"Some are still involved in games just now, so we have to be respectful of that, but we'll get through everyone, then take an overview."

Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson also just missed out on the Northern Ireland job.

Fir Park ace Mark O'Hara said: "It was a panicky time. I really enjoyed working with the manager last year and he was a big part of why I wanted to come back."

Belfast Telegraph