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New chairman aims to keep Levein

Stephen Thompson
Thompson said retaining manager Craig Levein was a priority

Dundee United's new chairman says his main priority is to keep manager Craig Levein at Tannadice.

Speaking after succeeding his late father Eddie in the role, Stephen Thompson said Levein had been superb since becoming United boss in 2006.

"I know Craig's happy here and he's allowed to get on with the job. He's got a good relationship with the fans and they love him," Thompson said.

"I want to keep Craig here for as long as I can."

Thompson's appointment was confirmed at a board meeting on Friday.

Eddie Thompson's widow, Cath will assume the role as vice chairman at the Tayside club.

Thompson snr, who became the majority shareholder at the club in 2002, died last month following a lengthy battle with cancer, aged 67.

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Dundee Utd chairman Thompson dies
15 Oct 08 |  Dundee Utd
Eddie Thompson's time at Tannadice
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In quotes: Eddie Thompson reaction
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