Partick Thistle sack Gary Caldwell a week before Celtic clash

By Hamish Carton

September 18, 2019

Partick Thistle have sacked manager Gary Caldwell just a week before they face Celtic in the Betfred Cup.

Caldwell was due to be in charge for the Jags at Celtic Park in the quarter-final clash but has now been relived of his duties. Thistle sit second bottom of the Championship after taking two points from their first five matches, while they are also still going in the Challenge Cup.

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Caldwell won’t be at Celtic Park next week

But the Thistle hierarchy feel that enough is enough, as they confirmed Caldwell’s departure in a statement on the club website. They say that the former Celtic defender and assistant Brian Kerr have left their roles while a trio of men will take charge of the side for this weekend’s game against fellow strugglers Dunfermline Athletic.

One of those men is former Celtic and Rangers forward Kenny Miller who is currently a player at Firhill. The 39-year-old has stepped into the world of management before after managing Livingston briefly last season, and will be seen as one of the contenders to fill the vacant role.

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But if Thistle can’t find a new boss before next Wednesday, Miller will be one of the men tasked with leading the team at Celtic Park. His return to the Parkhead dugout will be add some spice to what is already shaping up to be an interesting cup tie.