Aberdeen caretaker manager Peter Leven has vowed nothing surprises him in football after finding himself in charge of the club for a second time within six weeks.

Leven guided the north-east side to a battling 1-1 draw against Celtic at the beginning of February following Barry Robson’s dismissal. He was then replaced by English football veteran Neil Warnock, who was brought in as interim “until the end of the season”.

That wasn’t to be the case though, with the 75-year-old sensationally announcing his immediate exit moments after clinching a Scottish Cup quarter-final victory over Kilmarnock last Saturday.

It’s been a crazy few days for Leven, who understands the upheaval isn’t what the Pittodrie support want but urged his underperforming squad to end their 10-game winless league run when they visit Dundee tonight.

Speaking to BBC Scotland ahead of the match, he said: "It's something that I've never done before but we've just got to get on with it. The boys are focused and we have just go to make sure we are up for it tonight. 

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"The boys are professional, we have seen Saturday's performance so we just need to build on that and make sure that they are up for it tonight.

"Nothing surprises me in football, I've been through a lot in my young tenure as a coach so nothing surprises me. But as I said, hopefully the boys are up for it tonight and continue where we left off from Saturday."

Robson, Warnock and Leven have all been first team head coach at stages this season and the former Kilmarnock assistant knows Aberdeen require more continuity, yet highlighted the fact several staff still remain from previous tenures.

He continued: "Yeah, obviously it's not ideal. As I've said the other day, the main core of the staff are still here. I'm still here so the boys know what I expect from them. I know what I expect from them so I don't think nothing changes there."