Manager Sandy Clark
Sandy Clark
For the timeline overview see our Partickle: The Managerial Comings And Goings →; see also: Sandy Clark (player) →; Sandy Clark (opposition manager) →
Sandy Clark
● Sandy Clark, 1990 (HA)

born in Scotland

Alexander Clark was born on Sunday, 28th October, 1956, in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire. He had one spell as manager at Firhill.


(Fri-03-Nov-1989 ↔ Fri-02-Mar-1990; 119 days)

Sandy Clark's playing career had been coming to a troublesome end due to an ankle injury, and he had been operating as first team coach at Tynecastle. The Thistle job was his first step onto the managerial ladder, and he soon learned that it was no easy task, especially following in John Lambie's footsteps.

(33y,0m,7d) Sat-04-Nov-1989 [a] D1-1 Raith Rovers (SFL First Division - game 14)
first – last of 17
(33y,4m,0d) Wed-28-Feb-1990 [a] L0-1 Alloa Athletic (SFL First Division - game 29)

It just wasn't the same” was the player's sentiment, and Thistle dropped like a stone, the heart seemingly ripped out of them. Clark was asked to resign, refused, and was promptly sacked, just 4 months into the job. Thistle had to compensate him for the best part of the remaining two years in his contract.

Sandy was in charge of Thistle for 17 games in total, as well as managing at Heart of Midlothian (1993-1994), Hamilton Academical (1996-1998), St Johnstone (1998-2001), Berwick Rangers (2004-2005), East Stirlingshire (2022-23) and Albion Rovers (2023 to date).

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(age) 1989-90
1. (33y,0m,7d) Sat-04-Nov-1989 [a] D1-1 Raith Rovers (SFL First Division - game 14)
2. (33y,0m,14d) Sat-11-Nov-1989 [h] W3-1 Hamilton Academical (SFL First Division - game 15)
3. (33y,0m,21d) Sat-18-Nov-1989 [h] W2-0 Meadowbank Thistle (SFL First Division - game 16)
4. (33y,0m,28d) Sat-25-Nov-1989 [a] D1-1 Airdrieonians (SFL First Division - game 17)
5. (33y,1m,4d) Sat-02-Dec-1989 [h] L1-2 Ayr United (SFL First Division - game 18)
6. (33y,1m,11d) Sat-09-Dec-1989 [a] D1-1 Falkirk (SFL First Division - game 19)
7. (33y,1m,28d) Tue-26-Dec-1989 [h] D1-1 Clydebank (SFL First Division - game 20)
8. (33y,2m,2d) Sat-30-Dec-1989 [a] L4-5 Albion Rovers (SFL First Division - game 21)
9. (33y,2m,5d) Tue-02-Jan-1990 [a] D3-3 Clyde (SFL First Division - game 22)
10. (33y,2m,9d) Sat-06-Jan-1990 [h] D0-0 Forfar Athletic (SFL First Division - game 23)
11. (33y,2m,12d) Tue-09-Jan-1990 [h] L1-2 Morton (SFL First Division - game 24)
12. (33y,2m,16d) Sat-13-Jan-1990 [h] L0-1 St Johnstone (SFL First Division - game 25)
13. (33y,2m,23d) Sat-20-Jan-1990 [h] L2-6 Aberdeen (Scottish Cup 3rd Round)
14. (33y,3m,6d) Sat-03-Feb-1990 [a] L1-2 Ayr United (SFL First Division - game 26)
15. (33y,3m,13d) Sat-10-Feb-1990 [h] L0-1 Morton (SFL First Division - game 27)
16. (33y,3m,20d) Sat-17-Feb-1990 [a] L2-3 Airdrieonians (SFL First Division - game 28)
17. (33y,4m,0d) Wed-28-Feb-1990 [a] L0-1 Alloa Athletic (SFL First Division - game 29)

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