Chairman Stephen Thompson has told BBC Scotland Dundee United have already spoken to a couple of individuals about their managerial vacancy.

Those spoken to are currently out of work.

Thompson would not be drawn on any potential new manager and said there is no time limit on filling the vacancy.

And the chairman added United’s performance under Jackie McNamara had been reviewed by the board for “some time” before he was removed as manager.

The club confirmed McNamara’s departure on Monday

with United second bottom of the Scottish Premiership on five points following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by St Johnstone.

The 41-year-old had been in charge since January 2013.

“We’re going to have think rationally and calmly and get the right person in here to run, what we believe is a great opportunity for somebody,” said Thompson.

“Me, as chairman, I would not be bringing in someone that’s never managed before.

“The world’s a small place, they could be from anywhere in the world.”

More to follow.