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Feud's over for Jim and United.

PEACE has finally broken out between Dundee United and former manager and chairman Jim McLean James Yuille "Jim" McLean (born 1937) is a Scottish former football player and manager. He is best known for his 22-year spell as manager of Dundee United; the longest-serving and most successful manager in the club's history, he led them to three major honours and established them .

Their long-running and often bitter feud feud, formalized private warfare, especially between family groups. The blood feud (see vendetta) is characteristic of those societies in which central government either has not arisen or has decayed.  has ended with United welcoming McLean back into the Tannadice fold.

A statement on United's website said: "Dundee United is pleased to report the fall-out with their legendary manager Jim McLean has been resolved.

"In the club's centenary season it is fitting that the man so rightly credited with transforming Dundee United into a major force in Scottish and European football should be welcomed back into the fold.

"Chairman Stephen Thompson's personal intervention paved pave  
tr.v. paved, pav·ing, paves
1. To cover with a pavement.

2. To cover uniformly, as if with pavement.

3. To be or compose the pavement of.
 the way for the reconciliation and for McLean's attendance at the Centenary Dinner."

McLean said he was relieved and delighted to have the matter resolved with his integrity, and that of the club, intact.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Sep 5, 2009
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