Former Celtic youngster Jim Goodwin will return to the Premiership imminently, as manager of Dundee United.

The Scottish Sun report that the Irishman has agreed to replace the recently dismissed Liam Fox at Tannadice.

They say he has accepted a contract with the relegation threatened side until the end of the season.

Jim Goodwin and Ange Postecoglou earlier this season
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Goodwin, who made just one appearance for Celtic, ironically against Dundee United, will once again be an opponent for the Hoops and Ange Postecoglou.

But the real drama could be found in his very first game.

United are scheduled to face Aberdeen this Saturday evening. They are the side who he departed just five weeks ago in high-profile circumstances.

Celtic have taken nine points against Dundee United this season
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The quickfire return to Scottish football and potential shot at revenge in his first match is the kind of script that our game specialises in.

Celtic have already played Dundee United three times this season, scoring 15 goals and conceding just two.

With United currently four points adrift at the bottom and out of the Scottish Cup, Goodwin and Postecoglou are unlikely to meet again this season.

Next year’s clashes will depend on United remaining in the league.

Expect official confirmation soon.

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