Jackie McNamara

John ( "Jackie " ) McNamara, Jr. ( born October 24, 1973 in Glasgow ) is a Scottish football player and coach.

McNamara played for Dunfermline Athletic as an attacking right winger. 1995 bought him the Glasgow showpiece club Celtic for 600,000 pounds.

In 1996, he was the title of the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year, the best young player of the Scottish Premier League win. Under Martin O'Neill he was not a full regular players more, but stayed for the Hoops still an important player.

2004 McNamara was chosen by journalists player of the year. In 2005 he left the club free transfer after he rejected a contract offer as insufficient.

After strong performances at the Wolves McNamara was seriously injured in the knee at the home game against Leicester City in September 2005. Was not until the penultimate match against Brighton & Hove Albion he could be reinstated. 2007 McNamara moved to FC Aberdeen and from there only less than ten months later to FC Falkirk. Mid-February 2010 lent him the club after a month on the second division Partick Thistle from. He also signed a new one-year contract before the season 2010/11.

After his playing career Jackie McNamara was appointed manager of Partick Thistle in May 2011. In January 2013 he moved to league rivals Dundee United.

McNamara went in 1998 with Scotland to the 1998 World Cup, where the Bravehearts but failed in the first round.