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American Mark Ogren takes control of Dundee United

American businessman Mark Ogren has bought a majority stake in Scottish football club Dundee United. Ogren, former president of Croix Oil Co., sold the company and the Circle K stores they owned in September. He currently owns an independent minor league baseball team in Sioux Falls, South Dakota along with the local hockey team.

Outgoing Dundee United president Mike Martin told the BBC“He is ambitious; he wants to take the club back to the top end of Scottish football and he is prepared to back the club to achieve those ambitions.

“What was important was to get the right owner with proper aspirations for the club and one who had got to grips with the potential and rich history of the club. Mark convinced us on all those fronts,” he added.

Dundee United are currently competing in the Scottish Championship, the second tier of football in Scotland.