By Doug Ward

20th Sep, 2022 | 12:10pm

Rangers TV pundit Kevin Thomson in talks to become next Dundee United manager

Rangers TV pundit Kevin Thomson has been in talks over the managerial vacancy at Dundee United, according to Football Scotland.

The news outlet reported on Tuesday (20 September) that the 37-year-old former Rangers player and coach, as well as Carl Robinson and Liam Fox have also been spoken to about replacing Jack Ross in charge at Tannadice.

Thomson is without a club after resigning as Kelty Hearts manager at the end of last season despite leading them to promotion to Scottish League One.


For Thomson’s managerial career, getting the job at Dundee United would be great.

He’s only had one season in senior football as a manager as he replaced Barry Ferguson at Kelty Hearts to take them to the Scottish League Two title in 2021/22.

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However, he left them after that title-winning campaign and has since been doing media work by the looks of it.

Thomson is well-liked by Rangers fans.

He played for us between 2007 and 2010, winning two league titles, and has spent a lot of his post-playing career working with the youngsters at Auchenhowie.

He’s also been a Rangers TV pundit for a while now and is often heard alongside Tom Miller on commentary.

But if he joined Dundee United, that would be very disappointing.

The Tannadice club were a thorn in the Gers’ side during their financial crisis in 2012 and we saw at the weekend how vile their fanbase can be with horrid chants aimed at Queen Elizabeth II during the minute’s silence at Ibrox.

If he goes to Dundee United, we doubt Thomson will get a gig on Rangers TV any time soon.

In other Rangers news, Andy Halliday has mooted an “unforgivable” scenario at Ibrox as he slams one of the club’s star players.