Jackie McNamara gets his first manager's job Partick Thistle have confirmed the appointment of former Celtic and Scotland defender Jackie McNamara junior as their new manager. McNamara has been in temporary charge of the First Division club since the departure of Ian McCall on 15 April. McNamara has named Simon Donnelly as his assistant. Thistle director David Beattie said: "We think that this appointment could prove to be a real boom for the club. Jackie was hugely impressive during the interview process and during his time in interim charge. This is, I think, an exciting time for Partick Thistle."