Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald sacked following Ross County defeat

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald had been in charge at Firhill since January 2013.
Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald had been in charge at Firhill since January 2013.

Partick Thistle have parted company with manager Alan Archibald.

The Maryhill Jags were beaten 2-0 by Ross County at Firhill this afternoon with Josh Mullin and Billy Mckay on target for the Staggies.

The result was Partick’s fourth defeat in five games, leaving them in eight place in the Championship.

Archibald had been in charge at Firhill since January 2013 and was the second longest serving manager in Scottish football behind Peterhead’s Jim McInally.

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.”

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