[29] McNamara finished his under-21 career with 12 caps and one goal, earned between 1994 and 1996. [31][32], McNamara began his managerial career at Partick Thistle where he was appointed caretaker manager on 15 April 2011, after Ian McCall left his job. McNamara in action for Celtic (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images). [31] He was selected for the Scotland squad in the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Jackie will go down in history as one of the greatest Celtic players ever. [18] He came back in the penultimate game of the 2005–06 season at home to Brighton & Hove Albion. Tommy was a right footed Left Back so easy mistake to make! He then played in England with Wolverhampton Wanderers before returning to Scotland, finishing his career with spells at Aberdeen, Falkirk and Partick Thistle. [34] Thistle performed well in his second season as manager, reaching the Challenge Cup final and lying in second place in the First Division in late January 2013. Of course, we would never compare someone’s very life with anything that could happen on a football pitch. McNamara is said to have been speaking to his family in news that will make those in the Celtic family, and beyond, rest a little easier. Tommy was a right footed Left Back so easy mistake to make! [49], Following talks between McNamara and the club, York announced the manager would resign if they failed to gain a "positive result" in their next match, against Braintree Town. [12] At the end of the 2004–05 season Martin O'Neill left as manager[12] and Celtic brought in Gordon Strachan as his replacement. He was a member of the Scotland squad that played at the 1998 FIFA World Cup. [14] As he went on record saying he still wanted to play for the club, he was told he was still needed by the club by its manager, and he was offered the contract he wanted while still in a position to accept it, the incident has caused much speculation amongst supporters and the media as to who was to blame for his departure from Celtic. [7] He did not feature in the opening match, a 2–1 defeat against defending champions Brazil in Paris. Earlier today, the BBC reported that former full-back McNamara had been taken out of an induced coma after collapsing in York on Saturday. [35] McNamara was replaced at Partick Thistle by Alan Archibald, a former Thistle and Dundee United defender. Strachan assured McNamara that he wanted him at the club[13] but Celtic were slow to offer a new contract, waiting until the close season to do so. [citation needed] The game finished in a 1–1 draw, leaving Scotland with a chance of qualification to the knockout stages. He is currently working with Dunfermline Athletic as a consultant. Celtic celebrate another title (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images). [27], McNamara made his debut for the Scotland national under-21 team in a 2–1 away win over Greece on 13 December 1994, in a 1996 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier. In his first game against the rangers he outshone the megastars! While attentions on such a momentous night may have been elsewhere, the section of the ground which hosts the Green Brigade, took to Twitter shortly after full-time to post a video of fans singing a song for the former hero during Neil Lennon’s men’s 5-0 success over Hearts. [17] After a promising start to his Wolves career, the player sustained a cruciate knee ligament injury in the home match with Leicester City in September 2005. [16], McNamara agreed with manager Glenn Hoddle that he would join Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer of 2005 on a free transfer. His son, Jackie McNamara, was also a professional footballer. [19], McNamara joined Aberdeen from Wolves on a two-year contract in May 2007,[20] but he left Pittodrie before the end of the season, with manager Jimmy Calderwood citing "travelling and injuries" as the reasons for his departure. “his forte is turning defence into attack” -0.08 seconds, hey glennh ! [51] When Gary Mills was reappointed manager on 16 October 2016, McNamara took on the role of chief executive at the club. And the former Dundee United manager was in the thoughts of the Hoops support at a raucous Celtic Park this evening – as the fans sung a touching song for him. [56] His condition was described at one point as "critical but stable",[56] but after a few weeks of care he was able to return home. [28][29], McNamara was capped once by the B team, in a 3–0 away defeat to Denmark on 23 April 1996,[30] before making his debut for the senior team in a 2–0 away win over Latvia in a 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifier on 5 October 1996. [24] The terms of the deal allowed it to be extended beyond its initial period, but McNamara suffered a leg break during a match against Ayr United, prematurely ending his 2009–10 season. Hail Hail!!!!! [citation needed] Ultimately the efforts were futile as Morocco were victorious in St Etienne with a 3–0 win in the final match and Norway managed to qualify from the group with a win against Brazil. [11] The following year McNamara was named captain when Paul Lambert was injured. The guy must sweat and bleed green!!! Keep The Faith Jackie pic.twitter.com/m6H1jNTTAP, — North Curve Celtic (@NCCeltic) February 12, 2020. [48] In October 2016, a 6–1 defeat against the division's bottom club, Guiseley, left York in 20th place in the National League. McNamara began his playing career with Dunfermline Athletic before joining Celtic in 1995. [39], McNamara's first full season at Tannadice saw United reach the Scottish Cup Final, which his side lost 2–0 to St Johnstone. [7] McNamara won his first trophy with the club in the 1997–98 season when Celtic won the Scottish Premier Division, preventing arch-rivals Rangers from winning ten-in-a-row,[7] which would have seen them eclipse Celtic's record of nine-in-a-row. [23], McNamara signed a one-month loan deal with Partick Thistle in February 2010, making him available to debut the following day against Dundee if selected. After he had accepted the Wolves offer, McNamara felt that Celtic showed a lack of respect to him in their comments to the media and he accused them of harming his reputation for their own benefit. [36], McNamara's first match in charge of his new club was a fifth round Scottish Cup tie with Third Division Rangers on 2 February 2013. got any more songs ? John "Jackie" McNamara (born 19 September 1952 in Glasgow) is a Scottish retired professional footballer who played for Cumbernauld United, Celtic, Hibernian and Greenock Morton. [13], McNamara had gone on record as saying he wanted to end his career with Celtic[15] and seemed to be bemused when no new contract was forthcoming. 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Celtic legend Jackie McNamara is now “awake and talking” a close pal said today. Jackie McNamara (born 24 October 1973) is a Scottish professional football manager and executive, and former player. !Jackie will go down in history as one of the greatest ever Celts! In international football, McNamara played for Scotland at under-21 and B international levels, and made 33 full international appearances. [22], McNamara signed a two-year contract at Falkirk in May 2008. McNamara's contract was also due to expire at the end of the 2004–05 season. However, you would love to think that our former hero would take some strength from the fact his old side are closing in on yet another title. Jackie McNamara (born 24 October 1973) is a Scottish professional football manager and executive, and former player. non-playing staff, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2016, Pages using national squad without sport or team link, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only, This page was last edited on 25 October 2020, at 21:09. McNamara was born at Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow and is the son of Jackie McNamara Sr., a former professional footballer, and Linda Houston. [52] He left this position in March 2018. The show is based around a young footballer who is catapulted from amateur football to the English top flight, and is partly based around McNamara's own experiences as a player and manager. During ten years at the club he won the Scottish Premier League title four times and the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup three times each. [47] In April 2016, York's relegation from the Football League was confirmed by a 3–0 defeat against Accrington.

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