Laurie Ellis: I haven’t given Dundee United managerial vacancy much thought

Dundee United interim manager Laurie Ellis has insisted that he hasn’t given much thought to the managerial vacancy at the club.

Ellis also expressed his disappointment at the departure of Csaba László, who left the club by mutual agreement last Sunday.

“Everyone has been really disappointed that things haven’t worked out the way we hoped,” he said.

“I was witness to how hard the manager worked at the club.

“Day-in-day-out, all night, all the time, his commitment to moving Dundee United forward was unquestionable.

“So, for it not to have worked out as we’d hoped is really disappointing.

“We know that football is based around results.”

The ex-Raith Rovers man insisted that he has not thought about his own candidacy for the job. Reports have suggested that the Dundee United board are willing to consider Ellis. However, he says he is remaining focused on this Saturday’s clash with Scottish Championship leaders Ayr United.

“I am just concentrating on the game this weekend,” he said.

“That really is it.

“I speak to the chairman every day and his interests are looking forward to the weekend and how we are going to get three points.

“That’s what we need to get, we need to get the club three points.

“We need to get a buzz about the place after a good positive result, but we know how difficult that is going to be.

“I have been completely focused this week on making sure we give ourselves a chance in that game, because we know how difficult it will be.

“I am going to be boring here and tell you that…I am a bit of a sideshow here at the moment, because all that matters is the players in that dressing room and the club getting three points at the weekend because that gets us closer.

“So, my situation, I haven’t given it much thought.

“It’s about the training pitch, it’s about the squad of players and all that is irrelevant if we don’t produce something.”

Meanwhile, Nicky Clark continues his comeback from injury. However, Ellis believes this weekend may come too soon for the striker.

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