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Club Statement

Partick Thistle Chairman, Jacqui Low, said:

“It is with regret that the Board of Partick Thistle Football Club today terminated the contracts of Alan Archibald and Scott Paterson. As a Club with a proud reputation for supporting and backing its managers, this decision was not taken lightly. But it has been taken in the best interests of the football club and our fans.

“We gave Alan our full support following relegation but were clear from the outset that our sole objective was to secure promotion back to the Premiership. However, results have not met our expectations so if we are to still achieve our aim, a change had to happen now.

“The Board wishes to place on record our genuine gratitude and thanks to Alan for his outstanding service to this Club as player, captain, coach and manager. Over his tenure as manager, Thistle experienced many high points – not least promotion to the Premiership, consolidation in that division over several seasons and an unprecedented top six finish in season 2016/17. These achievements are now woven in to the fabric of the Club’s history and can never be diminished.  Alan and Scott leave the Club with our very best wishes for their future careers.”

Partick Thistle has now begun the search for a new manager with a deadline set for interested candidates to register their interest with Chief Executive, Gerry Britton, no later than Friday 12th October. An interim management team of Gerry and Head of the Youth Academy, Scott Allison, will take charge of the team for Saturday’s game and until an appointment has been made.

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