Could Steven Pressley be the ‘sale’ the Bairns needed this month?

Steven Pressley is set to leave Falkirk after almost three years in charge
Steven Pressley is set to leave Falkirk after almost three years in charge

Falkirk need to sell, yet no bids have been received for any of the Bairns players.

Instead, it’s the manager who is in demand.

Pic Michael Gillen 09/06/10. David Oliver.

Pic Michael Gillen 09/06/10. David Oliver.

On Saturday, Steven Pressley confirmed he was “aware” of Dundee United’s interest as reports continued to link the former Tannadice defender with a return to the club where he featured more than 120 times.

Falkirk have not been shy in admitting they needed to generate cash from a transfer this month to continue to run the rest of the season.

Lyle Taylor was assumed to be a potential departee with Hibs credited with interest. Jay Fulton’s clever and consistent play has caught the eye of Wigan while Stewart Murdoch, Kieran Duffie and Michael McGovern received admiring glances.

Steven Pressley feared breaking up his first-team to help the finances, but accepted it as a reality and a neccessary hardship at the club. A forlorn hope that a FIFA decision on Mark Stewart would avoid the need to sell was dashed last week with the governing bodies’ announcement delay.

However, as Peter Houston leaves Dundee United this morning and Pressley moves in for talks with the SPL outfit, his fears of breaking up his first-team have failed to be realised. Instead, it could be his compensation that plugs the cash gap in the Bairns accounts - not any of the first team.