‘ I would back myself every day of the week to get Dundee back up’
JimMc in ty re has backed himself to repeat his secondtier success with Dundee as he awaits the outcome of the club’s annual review.
Managing director John Nelms is expected back in Scotland today after flying out to discuss the causes and consequences of Dundee’s relegation with Texas- based majority shareholder Tim Keyes.
Mcintyre has not spoken to Keyes and has been preparing for this afternoon’s visit to Livingston as well as looking ahead to next season in the Championship.
A number of f ans called for his sacking after a home defeat by Hamilton consigned their team to bottom spot last Saturday. While Mcintyre, pictured, knows he would face a long road to winning them over, he believes his experience can help. The former Queen of the South manager, who led Ross County to League Cup success in 2016, said: “You have got to back yourself and in my managerial career so far I have had success at every club I have been at. “This is the first real low point i n terms of not managing to get the job done. But I have won the Championship before with Dunfermline and it’s a league I know, and I would back myself every day of the week to be allowed to continue on and try and get the job done.”
The 46- year- old added: “The supporters are upset, they are angry and I totally understand that. That goes with the position of being the manager of the football club. I take that on the chin and try and bounce back. It’s as simple as that.
“It’s natural that there’s speculation and John has been in America this week for his annual meeting. He goes every year at this time to discuss how everything went, not just at Dundee, they have a lot of other business interests and things they need to speak about. He will be back this week and we will sit down and chat.”
Dundee equalled a 120- yearold club record of ten consecutive defeats when they were beaten by Hamilton last weekend and Mcintyre is determined to stop the rot at Livingston this afternoon while looking ahead to next season.
“We want to win the game first and foremost. We have got professional pride we are playing for now,” he said. “That’s what’s left for us. And we want to break the run we are on as well.
“But there will be a couple of young lads [ involved] like Call um Moore and Max Anderson who have signed new contracts.”