ALAN ARCHIBALD has been sacked as Partick Thistle boss following the Championship side’s 2-0 loss to Ross County at Firhill yesterday.

Assistant manager Scott Paterson has also been axed with the club, relegated from the top flight last season, eighth in the league, 10 points behind leaders Ayr United.

Chief executive Gerry Britton and Head of the Academy Scott Allison have been placed in temporary charge while the board search for Archibald’s successor.

Thistle chairwoman Jacqui Low said: “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.

“Alan and Scott leave the club with our very best wishes for their future careers.”

Archibald led the Maryhill outfit to promotion from the First Division in 2013 and to sixth place in the Premiership in 2017.


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