Jim McIntyre wants in your face style from Dundee team

New Dundee manager Jim McIntyre will be looking for his team to get in people’s faces as they seek to kick-start their season.

Dundee unveiled the ex-Ross County boss to the media on Thursday after the departure of Neil McCann on Tuesday and the new man in the hot-seat gave a little insight into what Dundee fans can expect from a Jim McIntyre side.

“Traditionally I have always liked to play with wingers,” said McIntyre.

“I do like wide players in the team who like to get at full-backs and go and attack but systems change continuously throughout a match.

“You might start with a certain system but the way the nature of the game goes it changes.

“But I like to play high press, I like to press to teams, I like to make sure we are getting in people’s faces and not letting them have plenty of possession on the ball.

“That’s exactly what we will be looking to do, put players under pressure, try and force mistakes and feed off the mistakes.”

McIntyre, a former captain of city rivals Dundee United, has joined Dundee on a one-year rolling contract and is looking to add to the coaching setup at Dens with longtime assistant Billy Dodds his preferred candidate.

However, that may not happen due to Dodds’ history with Dundee as a former assistant manager and creditor during Dundee’s second spell in administration.

Dodds had voted against the successful Company Voluntary Arrangement which took the club out of administration.

Some sections of the Dundee support have expressed their opposition to Billy Dodds returning to Dens, however Dundee managing director John Nelms has said that while the board will be involved, ultimately it will be McIntyre’s decision.

“It is his team”, said Nelms.

“It is a unique situation so we will tread lightly.”

McIntyre’s first game in charge will be a visit to high-flying Livingston on Saturday.


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