James McPake: Dundee set to appoint former defender as manager

Cammy Kerr and James McPake
James McPake (right) would be Dundee's third manager in nine months

James McPake is to be confirmed as Dundee's manager - with former Scotland manager Gordon Strachan expected be involved in an advisory capacity.

Former Dens Park defender McPake, 34, will move up from his youth-team role, having taken charge of the first team for their final game of the season against St Mirren.

Jim McIntyre left after Dundee finished bottom of the Scottish Premiership.

Alloa Athletic boss Jim Goodwin had been in talks about the job.

McPake played as a defender for Livingston, Coventry and Hibernian before joining Dundee in 2014, retiring injured last year. He was capped once by Northern Ireland in 2012.

McIntyre replaced Neil McCann at Dens Park in October but could not keep Dundee in the top flight, meaning they will be in the second tier for the first time in five years.

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