Tannadice too tempting for Jackie to snub

Jackie McNamara said he could not turn down the chance to accelerate his progress to top-flight management with Dundee United, despite the difficult decision of leaving Partick Thistle.

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Jackie McNamara said he had a hard decision to make
Jackie McNamara said he had a hard decision to make

The former Celtic and Scotland defender was unveiled by United having left Thistle in second place in the Irn-Bru First Division, five points off leaders Morton but with two games in hand.

The new Tannadice manager said: "Obviously it was a big decision to make, to leave Thistle at this time.

"But it's one that feels right. It says what I think of Dundee United to do that. The things in place here are the things that attracted me to the job.

"It's an established SPL club with a fantastic playing squad, infrastructure and youth set-up."

McNamara has signed a three-year contract.


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