Jackie McNamara to be appointed new Dundee United manager



Dundee United will officially announce Jackie McNamaras as their new manager following the departure of Peter Houston, following the Tannadice side agreeing compensation with Partick Thistle.

Partick Thistle released a statement via their official website, it read: “Following an approach from Dundee United, the Board of Directors of Partick Thistle Football Club have reluctantly granted permission for Jackie McNamara and Simon Donnelly to speak to them about their vacant managerial position.”

McNamara too over the Firhill job following the departure of Ian McCall in 2011 and has led the Jags to second place in the First Division this season and title contenders.

The 39-year-old was one of those linked with the Tannadice job following Houston’s departure, although Falkirk manager Steven Pressley had been the front runner up until today.

Dundee United are set to play Motherwell tonight at Fir Park, but is currently a doubt, however his first game in charge will be the controversial Fifth Round Scottish Cup clash against Rangers – the game in which Rangers fans have boycotted.

The Tannadice side currently sit seventh in the SPL.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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