Legend fishing for fresh talent

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Dundee United legend Paul Sturrock says he has no plans of returning to management after rejoining his former club as temporary coach.

The 61-year-old already had previous spells as their regular goalscorer and manager, and has now been brought in as advisor to current supremo Csaba Laszlo.

During his earlier days, Sturrock netted 170 goals in 571 appearances while spending his entire playing career at Tannadice.

He later returned as first-team boss for a couple of years, although now finding plenty of other interests dividing his time as he attempts to steer United back on course.

“Myself and my partner have some horses, we’ve got two chihuahuas; we have a cockatiel,” Sturrock told BBC Scotland. “I’ve got a nice garden, I’m the captain of the pool team in the pub, I have a metal detector – I’m definitely going to find some pirates’ doubloons on the beaches of Cornwall.

“I have a fishing rod and I’m going to have a right go to see if I can catch some fish; I’m golfing – I am getting worse instead of better but I’m looking to improve my handicap. I have got all that.

“At the same time I am going to charge about the country trying to find the right players for this football club. That’s my job.”

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