CSABA Laszlo has been named as the new Dundee United manager after signing a deal at Tannadice until 2019.

The Hungarian will be in charge for the Terrors’ Irn-Bru Cup clash with Crusaders this Saturday, marking his return to Scottish football seven years after leaving Hearts.

Laszlo guided the Jambos to a third-place finish and won two manager of the year prizes after his first season in Gorgie, but was surprisingly sacked the following January after 18 months in charge.

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He has since had spells with Charleroi in Belgium, the Lithuania national team, MTK Budapest in his home country and most recently Slovakian outfit Dunajska Streda.

United have also confirmed that Laurie Ellis will retain his role as assistant manager together with the rest of his backroom team.

Laszlo said: “It is a privilege to become Dundee United Manager. This is a fantastic Club and I will work hard to make sure they return to the Ladbrokes Premiership. I look forward to meeting the players. There is a good squad and good staff here and we want to win the Ladbrokes Championship.”

Chairman Stephen Thompson added: “After meeting Csaba, seeing his enthusiasm for the job and his understanding of what is required by Dundee United, he emerged as the outstanding candidate.

“Csaba‘s CV is very impressive and his enthusiasm very infectious but after we met, the Board spoke to many people who had worked with him in football and I believe we have secured a fantastic coach, man-manager and a highly experienced tactician. I am delighted to welcome him as the new Dundee United Manager.”

The Tannadice side are currently second in the Championship table but are only behind leaders St Mirren on goal difference.