Jackie McNamara
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: John 'Jackie' McNamara Jr
  • Born: October 24th, 1973 (Glasgow)
  • First Appointed: January 30th, 2013


Managerial History


Jan 30th, 2013 to Sep 28th, 2015

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Radoslaw Cierzniak - 107
2. John Rankin - 99
3. Stuart Armstrong - 83
4. Gary Mackay-Steven - 82
5. Nadir Çiftçi - 82
6. Seán Dillon - 80
7. Paul Paton - 77
8. Ryan Dow - 72
9. John Souttar - 58
10. Keith Watson - 57
1. Nadir Çiftçi - 33
2. Stuart Armstrong - 18
3. Gary Mackay-Steven - 18
4. Ryan Dow - 10
5. Chris Erskine - 10
6. Ryan Gauld - 9
7. Brian Graham - 7
8. David Goodwillie - 6
9. Johnny Russell - 6
10. Keith Watson - 6

First Match In Charge
Feb 2nd, 2013 3 - 0 vs. Rangers, Scottish Cup (5th Round)

Last Match In Charge
Sep 26th, 2015 1 - 2 vs. St Johnstone, League

Total Players Used:
63 (68 including unused subs)

Biggest Win(s)
Mar 9th, 2014 5 - 0 vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Aug 16th, 2014 1 - 6 vs. Celtic, League (Premiership)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
119 51 24 44 192 173
(42.9%) (20.2%) (37.0%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
57 31 9 17 104 70
(54.4%) (15.8%) (29.8%)

Biography

Making his debut with Dunfermline Athletic in 1991, Jackie enjoyed a playing career which spanned 20 years, playing with the Pars, Celtic, Wolves, Aberdeen, Falkirk and Partick Thistle, before becoming manager of the Jags in 2011.

Alongside assistant Simon Donnelly, Jackie quickly took Partick to the top of the First Division before leaving Firhill to succeed Peter Houston as the United manager in January 2013, agreeing a three year deal.

Within a few months, he was able to steer United back into the Top 6 to finish the end of the season. The following season, he took United to fourth place in the new SPFL Premiership and reached the Scottish Cup Final, finishing runners-up to St Johnstone. On 24 February that season, the Club announced that Jackie had signed a one-year contract extension effective until May 2017.

The following season, a rich vein of form saw Jackie's United start the 2014/15 as championship contenders, sitting top of the Premiership table after nine games, however an equally bad downturn in results was to follow, along with the sale of key players Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven during the January transfer window. Despite squad re-investment, form did not improve and United eventually finished the season in 6th place.

The following season, Jackie managed just one win in his first nine games - United's worst start since 2000 - and at the end of September, a mutual agreement was made between the manager and United to end his contract. Upon his leaving, assistant Simon Donnelly, coach Darren Jackson and goalkeeping coach Craig Hinchcliffe also departed Tannadice.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Marcus Törnstrand Feb 26th, 2013
2. Rory Boulding Mar 7th, 2013
3. Brian Graham May 19th, 2013
4. Paul Paton Jun 1st, 2013
5. Aidan Connolly Jun 4th, 2013
6. Andrew Robertson Jun 4th, 2013
7. Chris Erskine Jun 9th, 2013
8. Kudus Oyenuga Jul 4th, 2013
9. Calum Butcher Jul 4th, 2013
10. Nadir Çiftçi Jul 25th, 2013
11. Farid El Alagui Jan 8th, 2014
12. Curtis Good Jan 31st, 2014
13. Charlie Telfer Jun 2nd, 2014
14. Blair Spittal Jun 12th, 2014
15. Luis Zwick Jun 14th, 2014
16. Callum Morris Jun 17th, 2014
17. Ola Adeyemo Jun 29th, 2014
18. Jarosław Fojut Jul 14th, 2014
19. Mario Bilate Jul 19th, 2014
20. Conor Townsend Jul 29th, 2014
21. Michal Szromnik Jul 31st, 2014
22. Scott Lochhead Aug 18th, 2014
23. Simon Murray Jan 4th, 2015
24. Henri Anier Jan 16th, 2015
25. Ryan McGowan Jan 23rd, 2015
26. Robbie Muirhead Feb 2nd, 2015
27. Mark Durnan Jun 19th, 2015
28. Coll Donaldson Jul 13th, 2015
29. Darko Bodul Jul 20th, 2015
30. Rodney Sneijder Jul 26th, 2015
31. Billy Mckay Aug 28th, 2015
32. Adam Taggart Sep 1st, 2015
33. Aaron Kuhl Sep 1st, 2015

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed
1. Cammy Ballantyne Jun 26th, 2013
2. Jamie Montgomery Jul 1st, 2013
3. Brad Smith Jul 1st, 2013
4. Matty Smith Jun 14th, 2014
5. Scott Allardice Jun 14th, 2014
6. Jamie Robson Jun 14th, 2014
7. Ali Coote Jun 22nd, 2014
8. Harry Souttar Oct 22nd, 2014
9. Justin Johnson May 14th, 2015
10. Gavin Ritchie Jun 26th, 2015
11. Graham Taylor Jul 1st, 2015
12. Jordan Hornby Jul 1st, 2015
First Signing

Marcus Törnstrand
on Feb 26th, 2013