Dundee United have confirmed that, subject to confirmation of compensation from the Scottish Football Association, Craig Levein has left his post as manager, paving the way for him to be appointed Scotland boss.
United chairman Stephen Thompson told the club's official website: "It is with great regret and disappointment that I confirm Craig Levein is leaving Dundee United.
"He has done a great job for us and leaves the team - and the club as a whole - in a much better position than it was when he arrived here."
Levein revealed it was a "difficult decision" to leave Tannadice.
He said: "While it is a great honour to be asked to manage your country, it was a very difficult decision to leave Dundee United.
"I have, and will continue to have, a great affection and respect for the club and its supporters, who have given me such strong support from the day I arrived.
"I also leave behind a great bunch of players and a strong backroom staff and I know the club is in good hands.
"It is a great wrench to leave the club and I will keep many great and poignant memories of my time at Tannadice.
"It has been a pleasure to work with Stephen Thompson and his late father Eddie and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank them, the directors and all of the staff at the club for their support over the last three years. I wish them and Dundee United well for the future."
United begin the search for a new boss and applications are being sought but, until a permanent replacement is appointed, Peter Houston will act as caretaker manager, assisted by Gary Kirk.Reuse content