Saturday, February 4, 2023

Thistle will keep Archibald as manager.

UncategorizedThistle will keep Archibald as manager.
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Partick Thistle have made public that Alan Archibald will still be in the hot seat next season.
Archibald didn’t manage to keep the Jags in the Premiership after losing 3-1 to Livingston in the playoffs.
Their is one condition to Alan Archibald staying on, he must get the club back in the top-flight at the first time of asking.
The board said: “In considering the best person to help us achieve our objectives, it is our considered opinion that Alan Archibald is still the best man to be the Thistle manager.
“Alan steered the club to Premiership promotion and kept us there for five seasons, including a top six finish, a feat not achieved by any other Thistle manager in at least 25 years.
“His honesty in admitting that mistakes were made last season is the mark of a man of integrity and his commitment to this club has never been in doubt.
“He’s an intelligent manager, who knows Thistle and still has a passion for it. As a young manager, he remains well-regarded in the footballing world.
“All of these things were factors in our decision. But, most importantly, Alan indicated in the strongest terms that he wanted the opportunity to put right what has happened, not for him personally, but for the sake of the club.
“We believe he can do it and that he deserves that chance.
“So the challenge we have set Alan is to rebuild the team with the aim of one season in the Championship then back to the Premiership.
“We have also agreed that we must return to playing football like Partick Thistle – we can’t be anyone else.
“There will undoubtedly be those who feel we are being naïve or lacking in ambition in making this decision. We are neither.
“It is our job to act in the best interests of this club – we believe keeping Alan Archibald falls under that heading. The Board has faith and confidence in him and his ability to do the job in hand.
“The rebuilding of the team got underway on Monday. Further news on this will be announced by the end of this week.”

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