Manager Benny Rooney
Benny Rooney
For the timeline overview see our Partickle: The Managerial Comings And Goings →; see also: Benny Rooney (player) →; Benny Rooney (opposition manager) →
Benny Rooney
● Benny Rooney, 1984 (SPC)

born in Scotland

Bernard Rooney was born on Monday, 3rd May, 1943, in Glasgow. He had one spell as manager at Firhill.

MANAGERIAL SPELL

(Mon-21-May-1984 ↔ Mon-31-Mar-1986; 1y,10m,10d)

Peter Cormack's two failed attempts at promotion - Thistle weren't used to such things at this stage - led to change. Benny Rooney and Mike Jackson, two former Jags, were offered two-year contracts as manager and assistant on 21st May 1984 and accepted right away, leaving behind Albion Rovers. “Better late than never” quipped Benny, who had turned Thistle down 3 years earlier.

(41y,2m,25d) Sat-28-Jul-1984 [a] L0-2 Queen's Park (Friendly)
first – last of 85
(42y,10m,26d) Sat-29-Mar-1986 [h] L0-2 Hamilton Academical (SFL First Division - game 32)

Expectations that they might hit similar heights to their Morton era were not met, and Rooney became the first Thistle manager to be sacked. In a far from ideal scenario, he was told of his fate by telephone, as he lay ill in his flu-bed.

Benny was in charge of Thistle for 85 games in total, as well as managing at Morton (1976-1983) and Albion Rovers (1984).

Comparison (Competitive)
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Comparison (2nd/3rd Tier)
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Comparison (The Cups)
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