Dundee United's Jack Ross sacked following 9-0 defeat by Celtic

Another boss bites the dust after a 9-0 hammering… Dundee United’s Jack Ross follows Bournemouth’s Scott Parker in being sacked, with manager paying price for Celtic demolition

  • Dundee United were hammered 9-0 by Celtic and Jack Ross has been axed
  • Manager has only been in charge for 10 weeks but 46-year-old was given boot 
  • Celtic ran riot on Sunday and Liam Fox will be standing in for the short-term

Jack Ross has been sacked as Dundee United manager following his side’s devastating 9-0 defeat by Celtic on Sunday. 

He follows Bournemouth’s Scott Parker in being given the boot after a 9-0 loss, with the Cherries boss axed earlier on Tuesday morning after a hammering of the same score by Liverpool. 

Ross’ men were comprehensively beaten by the Hoops and both Kyogo Furuhashi and Liel Abada slotted hat-tricks on a day of humiliation at Tannadice Park.

Jack Ross has been sacked from his position as Dundee United manager after a 9-0 loss

Celtic demolished Dundee United on Sunday afternoon to spell the end for Ross

A club statement read: ‘Dundee United can confirm head coach Jack Ross has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect.

‘Liam Fox will take charge of the the first team on an interim basis with the focus now fully on Wednesday’s Premier Sports Cup match with Livingston.

‘No further comment will be issued by Dundee United at this stage.’

United have been on a disastrous run and let in 24 goals in just five defeats over three weeks. 

The results make for grim reading for Ross. Having taken charge in June, the opener was drawn against Kilmarnock. 

Scott Parker also lost his job on Tuesday after Bournemouth lost 9-0 against Liverpool 

One bright spot of a Europa Conference qualifying 1-0 win over AZ Alkmaar was ruined by a whopping 7-0 loss in the return game away from home. 

They lost 1-0 at home to Livingston before being well beaten 4-1 at Hearts and 3-0 by St Mirren before the Celtic calamity.   

Bournemouth’s Parker was axed 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 is already at an end 

A statement from owner Maxim Demin read: ‘In order for us to keep progressing as a team and a club as a whole, it is unconditional that we are aligned in our strategy to run the club sustainably. We must also show belief in and respect for one another. 

‘That is the approach that has brought this club so much success in recent history, and one that we will not veer from now. Our search for a new head coach will begin immediately.’

Gary O’Neil – who was part of Parker’s backroom staff – has taken interim charge and will be assisted by Shaun Cooper and Tommy Elphick.


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