Manager Gerry Collins
Gerry Collins
For the timeline overview see our Partickle: The Managerial Comings And Goings →; see also: Gerry Collins (player) →
Gerry Collins
● Gerry Collins, 2003 (PAN)

born in Scotland

Gerald Collins was born on Saturday, 12th March, 1955, in Glasgow. He had two spells as Firhill gaffer; one as caretaker and one as manager.


(Fri-02-Mar-1990 ↔ Mon-05-Mar-1990; 3 days)

Our veteran centre half had recently taken on a coaching role too, and it was he who stepped in for a weekender after Sandy Clark's departure.

(34y,11m,19d) Sat-03-Mar-1990 [h] L0-3 Clyde (SFL First Division - game 30)
one-off game

It was an extremely short caretaker spell, but, as it transpired, he would have been quite pleased about how things turned out.


(Sat-24-May-2003 ↔ Sun-30-Nov-2003; 190 days)

The Gerry Collins reign was statistically the worst in many respects, but in truth he was rather unlucky to register just two points in fourteen games.

(48y,4m,4d) Wed-16-Jul-2003 [a] W6-1 Ayr United (Friendly)
first – last of 21
(48y,8m,17d) Sat-29-Nov-2003 [a] L1-3 Celtic (Scottish Premier League - game 14)

An old cliche it may be, but it's a results-driven business and, after 10 straight League defeats, he was sacked, along with his assistant Bobby McCulley, shortly after taking Sunday morning training on 30th November, 2003. It was a bitter disappointment for everyone after the preceding glory years. Thistle advertised the post, and Jim Duffy was initially considered favourite to land the role, but the next appointment (Whyte & Britton) came from within.

Gerry was in charge of Thistle for 22 games in total, as well as managing at Falkirk (1996) and Glenafton Athletic (2005-2007).

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