Date: 19th November 2010 at 9:02am
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Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson has said that economic cuts are inevitable and that his family can no longer bankroll the wage bill at Tannadice.

Thompson has already previously confirmed that the Arabs would have been forced into administration had the club not been purchased by his own family eight years ago.

“There’s a lot of players out of contract at the end of the season,” he told BBC Scotland. “And the wage budget will be cut for next year.

“The manager already knows all that and we are working for the future,” Thompson continued. “It’s very tough, crowds are down across the board in Scottish football. Our crowds were down 10 per cent last season, despite probably our second most successful year ever.

“If it hadn’t been for someone like my father coming in this club would have been in administration back in 2004 or something like that.”

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