FORMER Celtic defender Gary Caldwell is set to be named the new manager of Partick Thistle after the club dismissed longtime manager Alan Archibald last week according to reports.

The Glasgow club have been on the lookout for a new manager and have been taking their time to find the right man who can bring them back to Scotland’s top table.

Caldwell has been without a club since his stint at Chesterfield, before that the former Scottish international was the Wigan manager.

Caldwell has not been back in Scottish football since leaving Celtic for Wigan back in 2010.

After an eight-year absence, he’s back in Glasgow to hopefully win promotion and take on his former clubs Hibs and Celtic next season.

Thistle sit eighth in the Scottish Championship with just nine points from nine games. The form enough for the Jags to part with fan favourite Archibald.

With the majority of the season to go, Thistle are hoping for a quick turn around under Caldwell.

Caldwell was signed from Hibs by Gordon Strachan and developed a great partnership with Stephen McManus during his time at the club.


  1. The Jags need some more investment if they are to get into the top flight. Gary could maybe do it on a minimal one. But once in, its the auld nutmeg of a whole lot of investment is needed. Hamilton are starting to struggle against the bottom six, just to stay afloat each year. If only the Spfl manage to get their hand oot of the till long enough, they could make it 16-18 teams in the top flight with bottom four fighting against relegation. Two up two down seem the way forwards. And let a few more teams enter the league structure.


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