Queen of the South Football Club are a Scottish professional football club formed in March 1919 and located in Dumfries. The club currently plays in the Scottish Championship, the second tier of Scottish football. They are officially nicknamed The Doonhamers but are usually referred to as Queens or QoS. Their home ground since their formation has been Palmerston Park.
The club's national honours include winning the Division B Championship in season 1950–51, the Second Division Championship in season 2001-02 and in season 2012-13, and also the Scottish Challenge Cup in seasons 2002-03 and 2012–13. Queens led Scotland's top division until New Year during the 1953–54 season and the club's highest finish in Scotland's top division was fourth in the 1933–34 season. The club reached their first major cup final in 2008 when they reached the final of the Scottish Cup, where they were runners-up to Rangers. Gary Naysmith is the club manager, having been appointed on 1 December 2016 and John Rankin is the current club captain, having been appointed on 7 January 2017.
The ex-Ross County boss takes over a Dundee side who sit bottom of the league.
Dundee confirmed the appointment from their website:
“Dundee Football Club is delighted to announce that Jim McIntyre has tonight been appointed manager of the club.
“46-year-old, Jim has enjoyed a successful managerial career over the past 10 years with time in charge at Dunfermline Athletic, Queen of the South and Ross County.
“He won promotion to the top flight with Dunfermline in his first job in management in 2011.
“After leaving the East End Park side he went on to manage Queen of the South where he enjoyed success with a 4th place finish in the Championship.
“Jim moved to Ross County in 2014 and went on to lead them to their first major trophy with a League Cup win in 2015/16, a season in which he also won the SFWA Manager of the Year award.
“Jim joins on a one year rolling contract and will meet the players tomorrow morning before taking training.”
McIntyre has been out of management for just over a year since he was sacked from Ross County along with his assistant Billy Dodds. As of yet, there has been no word if Dodds will following him to Dens Park but it would be a brave and silly man to appoint someone as hated among the Dark Blue support as the ex-Dundee striker and assistant manager.
Jim McIntyre will be unveiled in front of the press tomorrow at lunchtime.