By Wayne Veysey

18th Apr, 2017 | 5:16pm

Neil McCann lands top-flight manager job - report

By Harry Sykes

Neil McCann will be appointed as the new Dundee manager, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claim Sky Sports pundit and former Rangers midfielder McCann has been handed the reins at the Scottish Premiership relegation strugglers for the rest of the season.

It is said that McCann will be formally unveiled by Dundee as their interim manager at a media conference at Dens on Tuesday night.

McCann, 42, has never held a managerial position before but he has completed all his coaching badges and was working as the assistant manager at Dunfermline before landing the Sky pundit’s role full-time in 2015.

The former Scotland international started and finished his playing career at Dundee before retiring in 2011 at the age of 26.

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Those two spells bookended spells at Hearts (twice), Rangers, Southampton and Falkirk, while he also made 26 appearances for Scotland.

At East End Park he struck up a coaching partnership with Gerry McCabe, and the Scottish Sun report he will be McCann’s number two at Dundee.

The club have plummeted into 11th, the relegation play-off place, after a run of seven consecutive defeats.

Dundee have accumulated just 30 points from 33 league fixtures and are two points adrift of ninth-placed Hamilton and Motherwell in 10th.

In other Rangers news, one of the club’s midfielders has agreed the terms of a mammoth deal.

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