Archibald named Thistle boss

Partick Thistle have appointed Alan Archibald as their new

manager on a permanent basis.

Archibald, 35, has been in caretaker charge of the Jags since

Jackie McNamara departed to take over as boss of Dundee United at

the end of January.

Thistle drew 2-2 at Morton in Archibald’s first match in charge

and they have since notched five successive wins to close within

two points of Morton at the top of Division One.

Long-serving defender Archibald, who has not played for Partick

since taking charge, will continue to be assisted by Scott

Paterson.

Partick chairman David Beattie said: “I’m absolutely delighted

to be able to confirm the appointment of Alan Archibald as Partick

Thistle manager and Scott Paterson as his assistant.

“I look forward to working closely with them as we continue to

work hard at providing a club that we can all take pride in.”