The Scottish Premiership side said in a statement, former Dundee joint manager Jim McLean, who won the 1987 UEFA Cup final over Barcelona and Borussia Moenchengladbach, died at the age of 83.
McLean guided United to their only Scottish top flight title in 1983 and helped the club challenge the dominance of Glasgow sides Celtic and Rangers, a feat he called “a corner shop at Marks & Spencer” Described.
“An integral part of our history and the forefront of European football, Jim was just a title of Dundee joint folklore, nurtured worldwide by a joint family. He said he would miss us all.
McLain led the club to Scottish League Cup titles in 1979–80 and 1980–81 and recorded a league win in 1983, but it was at the European stage where United made the biggest impact.
After reaching the semi-finals of the European Cup in 1984, where they lost 2–2 to AS Roma 3–2, United lost to Barcelona and Borussia Moenchengladbek in three years before losing 2–1 to IFK Gothenburg in the UEFA Cup final. Turned aside. Later. McLean spent 22 years as joint manager before retiring in 1993.
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