Falkirk manager Steven Pressley last night confirmed he is set to hold talks with Dundee United in their search for a successor to Peter Houston, writes Iain Collin.
Partick Thistle manager Jackie McNamara and Pressley have emerged as favourites to replace Houston who has announced he will not be at the club next season. Pressley is expected to hold discussions with the United board this week.
He said: “I’m absolutely aware of their interest. But the one thing that is absolutely clear is I haven’t been offered any Dundee United job. I’m aware of their interest, but I’m fully focused here and you will find me preparing for the Forfar [Scottish Cup] game tonight, that I can assure you. They are very keen to meet me and speak with me on the vacant position, but I’ve been concentrating on what was a big week for us, and I’ll do that again until anything changes. I’ve stressed loads of times my happiness here at this football club and that hasn’t changed. I’m very happy here and enjoying my football, and until anything changes that’s how it will remain.”
McNamara refused to confirm reports he has spoken to United. He said: “It’s all just speculation. I’m fully focused on the job here and am very happy.”