Dave Bowman will take temporary charge of the Dundee United first-team while the Premiership club begins the process of appointing a new manager.
Bowman is currently the assistant manager of the development squad and he will be assisted as caretaker by the United club captain, Sean Dillon.
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A formal announcement is expected later on Monday from the club.
That should include the status of McNamara’s coaching staff – Simon Donnelly, Darren Jackson and Craig Hinchcliffe.
Bowman, a former United midfielder who won six Scotland caps, had a spell as caretaker with Livingston in 2007 after the departure of manager John Robertson.
The 51-year-old also played for Hearts, Coventry City, Raith Rovers, Orient and Yee Hope Union and Forfar Athletic.
Republic of Ireland B defender Dillon, 32, joined United from Shelbourne in 2007.
United, who sit second bottom of the Premiership table, are away to the side below them, Partick Thistle, on Saturday.
Source: BBC Football Read Original Article: Bowman named Dundee United caretaker