Houston wants more success with United

16 May 2010 07:58

Peter Houston delivered the Scottish Cup to Dundee United for the first time in 16 years then indicated he was ready to become manager on a long-term basis.

Two goals from Craig Conway and one from David Goodwillie ensured a 3-0 victory at Hampden Park against First Division Ross County.

Houston still has two years of his contract as a coach to run, but said: "It is a case of talks to see where we are going. It's bits and pieces we want to chat about. It will get resolved."

He added: "I think it is healthy to chat because we want to continue to do well. If it comes to the bit when I am offered the job then I have someone to speak for me. Who knows where that takes me though. If I get offered it I want it.

"You think what (chairman) Eddie Thompson has done for this club. He has spent millions of his own money. You talk about people putting their money where their mouth is. This is a guy who has done that and will continue to do that.

"I am pleased to be the manager of Dundee United and very proud of the fact we have won the Scottish Cup as it goes in the record books. No-one can take that away from me."

There were jubilant scenes at the end with Houston, who replaced Craig Levein when he took charge of Scotland, the focal point.

"Craig and I worked together eight or nine years. I do not need anyone to tell me it is his team. I know it is his team. I am the first to say it," he said.

"What he is so pleased about we have been able to continue the good work. He is delighted and would love to be part of the day but he has a massive job ahead as Scotland manager.

"There is a hint of jealously because he misses being on the touchline. We have a great relationship. He is a good friend as well."

Source: PA

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