Soccer Football - Scottish Premiership - Dundee United v Celtic - Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland, Britain - May 11, 2022 Dundee United's Charlie Mulgrew in action from a free kick REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

CHARLIE MULGREW has been appointed as Dundee United’s first team coach on Friday. The former Celtic star will continue his playing career alongside his additional duties.

The defender started his second spell at the Arabs in the summer of 2021, and is approaching 50 appearances in this spell. He’s been an important player for the club, with his experience coming in handy on numerous occasions.

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The 36-year-old is approaching the end of his playing career and is clearly planning ahead. He’s already completing his UEFA A-licence and is looking to continue his development in coaching.

However, retirement isn’t on the former Celtic star’s mind at the moment, with Mulgrew adamant he still has a lot to offer on the pitch. Reacting to the announcement, he said;

“I love being at Dundee United and this is a fabulous opportunity for me to take up a coaching role. I still have a lot to offer on the pitch for the club, but this opens my future to learn and grow as a coach.

“I will do whatever it takes to help this club achieve its targets and It was an easy decision when Liam asked me to step up and become part of the coaching set up. I am excited to get out on the training pitch and help in any way I can while doing my bit on the park each week also.”

Mulgrew’s new position had been rumoured for a while before the club confirmed the appointment on Friday. He’ll work with Liam Fox in the hope of lifting the Arabs from the relegation zone.

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