Neil McCann still remains the fans and bookies favourite after steering the Dark Blues to safety in the Premiership. McCann took over for Dundee’s final five games after the sacking of Paul Hartley.
McCann is back in the Sky studio this weekend for the Scottish Cup Final but after that is finished, it’s believed he will give his decision whether to stay on with Dundee or with Sky.
It’s been reported that McCann has met with John Nelms and has spoken to him about budgets, player targets and assurances that money will be there for the possibility of letting players go who may have a year or two left of their contracts.
He has also still been in the city despite his duties finishing last Saturday which only fuels the flames that he will take the job.
Whoever takes charge, they will have a massive task reshaping this Dundee team for the coming season.
Dundee have already released six under 20’s players and today, Dutch forward Yordi Teijsse departed the club.
David Mitchell is expected to also be heading for the exit door with Morton his likely destination, while players that are out contract will have to wait to see if they will be offered a new deal at Dens.
Even still, the young defender couldn’t help but reflect back on the teams result and performance on Saturday when Dundee were soundly beaten 4-0 by Hamilton Accies.
“It’ll hurt me, I’ll think about it,” he added.
“It’ll eat away at me ending on a note like that and I think all of us at the club need to take something away from that game, that this club needs to be in a better position than it is.
“We’ll strive to do that next year and try to make it a great season — it’s our job to do that.
“Only three points off bottom isn’t where Dundee should be.
“We know inside the camp this year has been so difficult and we shouldn’t be down at that end of the table.
“I can’t believe we’ve bowed out on that.
“We’re embarrassed for the fans coming through to put on a show like that or even a no-show.
“We knew at the start of the week we were safe but that’s no excuse to put the feet up because we wanted to win every game and it’s so disappointing to come away with that, especially with the size of the score, and not put up much of a fight.”
Kerr went on to speak truthfully about his thoughts on the team after they had secured safety from relegation and his views on where the club should be and challenging.
“On Saturday, it was as if people thought the job was done — it’s never done until the final whistle and it just wasn’t good enough.
“At Hamilton, we didn’t match their fight, that’s the bottom line.
“We didn’t match their desire to win balls, put tackles in and that’s what it comes down to — you can be the best footballer, we’ve got good footballers in our team but when it came down to the nitty gritty we just didn’t have it.
“Throughout the whole game, we had enough time to pull the game back but we didn’t create any chances, I don’t think their goalie had anything to do.
“Saturday just wasn’t acceptable even if it was last day of the season and we’re safe.
“We want to be pushing for the top six and want to be having cup runs and be in the high end of the table but this season has been so difficult.
“It’s been so inconsistent but we want to break free of that and, obviously, next season is a new start.”