Mixu Paatelainen: Bouncing Back From The Sack With Sir Alex, Moyes and Southgate

  • Exclusive interview with Sport Careers Agency client Mixu Paatelainen
  • Former Dundee United manager didn’t feel he was given enough time to turn things around at Tannadice before being sacked at the end of last season
  • Spent the summer working on a UEFA Technical Observers Group at Euro 2016
  • Worked alongside David Moyes, Sir Alex Ferguson and Gareth Southgate
  • Targeting a return to management in the near future

RARING TO GO: Mixu Paatelainen is targeting a return to management

MIXU PAATELAINEN has confessed he is still hurting after his controversial dismissal as Dundee United manager.

Yet the former Hibernian, Kilmarnock and Finland boss has used a summer spent in France at Euro 2016 to fire himself up for his next mission in the game he loves.

Mixu - who starred for the Tannadice club as a player - paid the price for a squad he inherited sliding into the Championship as United chairman Stephen Thompson swung the axe after just seven months and 29 games.

Paatelainen, though, draws on the pain of that decision as he looks to the next challenge.

When we caught up with him in the Sport Careers Agency office this week he revealed: "I went to France for the Euros and was fortunate to be part of the UEFA Technical Observers Group there for the Finals.

"I had David Moyes, Sir Alex Ferguson and Gareth Southgate in my group and to enter discussions on tactics with guys like that was brilliant.

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