Manager Davie McParland
Davie McParland
For the timeline overview see our Partickle: The Managerial Comings And Goings →; see also: Davie McParland (player) →; Davie McParland (opposition manager) →
Davie McParland
● Davie McParland, 1971 (ET)

born in Scotland

David Carrigan McParland was born on Sunday, 5th May, 1935, in Larkhall, South Lanarkshire. He had one spell as manager at Firhill.

MANAGERIAL SPELL

(Mon-13-Apr-1970 ↔ Wed-08-May-1974; 4y,0m,25d)

After 18 months as assistant, Davie McParland took over as gaffer in April, 1970, becoming the first Thistle player to take the position. Based on a great rapport with the players, he had a succesful time, winning the Second Division at the first time of asking, and causing a worldwide sensation when McParland's babes whipped Stein's lions 4-1 in the League Cup final of 1971.

(34y,11m,9d) Tue-14-Apr-1970 [a] L1-4 Morton (SFL First Division - game 33)
first – last of 228
(38y,11m,24d) Mon-29-Apr-1974 [h] W2-1 Dundee United (SFL First Division - game 34)

Looking after his players eventually cost him his job. He had promised Hugh Strachan a coaching position for season 1974-75, and when the hard-up board refused to sanction the arrangement, McParland resigned on a point of principle. It was universally viewed as a sad ending for all parties concerned.

He was in charge of Thistle for 228 games in total, as well as managing at Queen's Park (1974-1976) and Hamilton Academical (1978-1982).

Davie died on Saturday, 14th July, 2018, in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, aged 83.

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