Leading Scottish retail figure Eddie Thompson looks set to diversify into football, taking on chairmanship of Dundee United.
The founder of the Morning Noon and Night chain said he was "optimistic" he would gain majority shareholding of the Bank of Scotland premier league club in the next few weeks. He said: "I am trying to get a majority shareholding. I would then become chairman of Dundee Utd. Negotiations are continuing."
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