Manager Derek Whyte

Derek Whyte
For the timeline overview see our Partickle: The Managerial Comings And Goings →; see also: Derek Whyte (player) →
Derek Whyte
● Derek Whyte, 2004 (SUN)

born in Scotland

Derek Whyte was born on Saturday, 31st August, 1968, in Glasgow. He had one spell as co-manager at Firhill.


(Sun-30-Nov-2003 ↔ Mon-20-Dec-2004; 1y,0m,20d)

After the sacking of Gerry Collins, Gerry Britton and Derek Whyte were asked, and immediately stepped up from the players dressing room as joint interim managers. They were considered as possibles straight away, and were told they had until January to prove themselves. No doubt to the great annoyance of Gerry Collins, they won their first League game against Motherwell, ending the 10 game losing streak. John Hollins, the former Chelsea manager, and a number of top managers (Billy Davies, Graham Rix, John McCormack and John Connolly) were thought to have been among 35 or more people who applied for the position, but the board were unanimous in their decision to stick with Whyte and Britton, confirming their permanent status just hours before the Dundee United game on 23rd December, 2003.

(35y,3m,3d) Thu-04-Dec-2003 [h] L0-2 Celtic (League Cup 3rd Round)
first – last of 58
(36y,3m,17d) Sat-18-Dec-2004 [h] L0-1 Hamilton Academical (SFL First Division - game 19)

Relegation and a poor start to next season's campaign led to their sacking just before Christmas in 2004. John Lambie came out of retirement for a caretaker spell, before Dick Campbell took on the role of next permanent manager.

Derek was in charge of Thistle, his only managed club, for 58 games in total.

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