Football Manager; Jim McLean played with Hamilton Academical, Clyde, Dundee and Kilmarnock but he is best known within Scottish football as the hugely successful manager of Dundee United. McLean started off on the managerial road as a coach with Dundee but he moved across the road to Tannadice Park when the managers post became vacant. McLean was hugely influential in transforming the fortunes of the club and by the late 1970s Dundee United were established as a major force within Scottish football.
McLean guided the club to the League Championship in 1983, the European Cup semi finals in 1984 and the UEFA Cup Final in 1987. Dundee United also played in four League Cup Finals lifting the trophy twice. Only the Scottish Cup remained elusive despite the fact that the club would contest six finals during his managerial reign. McLean was Chairman of Dundee United in 1994 when the club finally ended their hoodoo in the competition by defeating Rangers 1-0 in the final.