Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

United Consider Former Celtic & Wolves Midfielder?

United Consider Former Celtic & Wolves Midfielder?

Dundee United manager Craig Levein is considering a move for out-of-contract Jackie McNamara, after the 34-year-old midfielder was released by Aberdeen.

Despite having a year left on his current deal, McNamara asks to quit Pittodrie at the end of April, claiming that injuries and travelling long distances were making it impossible for him to remain an Aberdeen player.

The former Celtic, Dunfermline and Wolves player is now hoping to land a coaching role, but Levein is more likely to want McNamara for his talent on the ball.

McNamara, who has been capped 34 times for Scotland, has implied that this could be his last year as a professional footballer, and wants to enjoy his final year in the game.

"I'd like to keep playing for another year and I'm also interested in doing some coaching," McNamara told The Scotsman.

"My main aim now is to be able to enjoy my football, whether it is playing, coaching or both."

Glasgow-born McNamara was signed by Aberdeen in 2007, after leaving Wolves under a cloud, following accusations that the club were openly criticising him to the English media.

He played 25 matches for Aberdeen this season, but spent most of his career with Celtic, where he made over 250 appearances during his 10-year spell with the Parkhead side.

Meanwhile, midfielder Mark Kerr is expected to leave Dundee United when his contract expires in the summer and Willo Flood is set to return to Cardiff City when his loan period ends.

So, Levein is on the look out for a creative midfielder, who is good with the ball at his feet, but is not scared of getting stuck in where necessary.... perhaps McNamara could be the answer?

Related Links
Vital Football:
Dundee United Site
Latest SPL News
Club Menu:
Arab News
Match Previews/Reports
Fixtures/League Tables
Match Stats
Arab Articles
Arab Polls
Arab Competitions
Half-Time Quizzes
Arab Facts
Arab Humour
Arab Songbook
Dufc History
Trophy Cabinet
Managerial History
Away From Home
SPL Firsts (2007/08)
Squad Profiles
ArabFC Polls
Other Links
Arab Articles:
Welcome to ArabFC
A Lovely Shade Of Tangerine
The History Of The Tangerine
Why Are Utd Fans Called Arabs?
Contribute To ArabFC:
The Big Appeal
Suggest An Article
Suggest A Poll
Have Your Say:
Sign Up To ArabFC
Dundee United Forums
All SPL Forums

Writer:Tactful Sheik
Date:Monday May 12 2008
Time: 8:00AM

Comments

0
In all honesty, I don't think Jackie is the answer. Did great at Celtic, and i know the experience factor is always a bonus. But i think that United have prospered under those young determined player like Hunt and Flood. Levein knows what he is doing though. He did do wonders with Hartley at Hearts (which he doesn't get credit for) and Robson at United so you never know.
R.K
12/05/2008 22:52:00
0
I've always been impressed with this lad. Surprised no one in the premier league made a gamble on him.
welshboy78
19/05/2008 15:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

Dundee United 1 Hibernian 0

Dundee United moved level at the top of the Championship with a hard-earned 1-0 victory over leaders Hibernian at Tannadice.

On loan Tony Andreu scored the winner from a 73rd minute penalty after substitute Simon Murray was bundled over inside the area.

However, United keeper Cammy Bell had earlier saved Martin Boyle's spot-kick following a trip in the box by Lewis Toshney.

The Tangerines were hampered during the initial stages when Blair Spittal was forced to depart for an

McKinnon delighted with victory

Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon praised his charges following their 1-0 victory over leaders Hibernian at Tannadice.

Stats: Dundee United v Hibernian

All the stats from Dundee United (1) vs (0) Hibernian, Tannadice, Fri 2nd Dec 7.45pm Att: 10,925

Team Line-Ups: Dundee United v Hibernian

Team line-ups for Dundee United v Hibernian at Tannadice.

Archived Vital Arabs Articles

Vital Arabs articles from

Site Journalists

Malpas
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ray McKinnon was the right choice as manager?
Suggested By: Vital Arabs
Yes88%
No12%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Celtic 13 12 1 0 37 28
2 Rangers 16 8 5 3 29 4
3 Aberdeen 15 8 3 4 27 13
4 Hearts 16 7 6 3 27 12
5 St. Johnstone 15 6 4 5 22 3
6 Kilmarnock 16 4 5 7 17 -14
7 Ross County 16 3 7 6 16 -11
8 Hamilton 15 2 9 4 15 -4
9 Motherwell 15 4 3 8 15 -7
10 Dundee 16 4 3 9 15 -8
11 Partick 15 3 5 7 14 -5
12 Inverness 16 3 5 8 14 -11
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

Dec 31 2016 1:30PM : Dumbarton (a)
Scottish Championship
Jan 6 2017 7:45PM : Hibernian (a)
Scottish Championship
Jan 14 2017 3:00PM : Queen of the South (H)
Scottish Championship
Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Ross County (a)
Scottish FA Cup
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Dunfermline Athletic (a)
Scottish Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Raith Rovers (H)
Scottish Championship
Write for Vital Football