Kenny Miller pinpoints McCann influence on reason for joining Dundee FC on a two-year deal

Dundee FC have today announced the signing of ex-Livingston player-manager Kenny Miller on a two-year contract.

Speaking to Dundee FC’s DeeTV, 38-year-old Miller says he is “keen and eager to get back into action.”

Discussing his reasons for joining Dundee, he referenced Neil McCann: “We go back to my first time at Rangers back in 2000 where the manager had been there, I think, about a year, year and a half before I joined.”

He continued: “I like the way his team try to play. So overall, the manager has been a huge impact on the decision to come to Dundee.”

The ex-Rangers striker had taken the reigns at Livingston following the departure of David Hopkins who had guided them to the Scottish Premiership.

However, Miller left the club after just two months in charge.

In a statement on their website, Livingston said: “Livingston Football Club has been in discussions over the weekend with Kenny Miller and his representatives.

“The club felt that the player-manager role wasn’t working and had requested that Kenny reverted to the full-time manager’s role.

“Kenny however feels that he isn’t ready to give up his football career at this time.

“As a result the club and Kenny have amicably agreed to part company.

“Livingston Football Club would like to thank Kenny for his honesty and openness, and wish him well for the future.”

Miller also released a statement via his agent: “A quick statement to confirm that Kenny Miller will be leaving Livingston FC with immediate effect.

“Kenny’s desire to continue his playing career and Livingston’s desire for a full-time manager mean both parties will part ways amicably.

“Kenny would like to place on record his thanks to each and every one of the playing staff who gave him everything they had in the time he had with them.”

With Dundee bottom of the Scottish Premiership, McCann’s side face Motherwell on Saturday and the manager may hand Miller a start as Dundee look to gain their first points of the season.

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