Partick Thistle manager Jackie McNamara signs improved deal

Partick Thistle manager Jackie McNamara has signed an improved contract with the First Division club.

The former Celtic and Wolves defender remains on a one-year rolling contract, but with improved terms.

McNamara took over in May 2011 after the departure of Ian McCall.

"The new contract is a reflection on the good work Jackie has done since he became our manager," said Partick chairman David Beattie.

"We are delighted that Jackie has signed a new contract with us, it's a good deal for both parties.

"I have found Jackie, and his assistant Simon Donnelly, a pleasure to work with. They are two of the nicest, most respected, guys in the game.

"The club is already in a much better state now than it was when he became manager and we look forward to him pushing us further forward in the future," added Beattie.