Donnie McKinnon
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Donnie McKinnon
● Donnie McKinnon, 1980 (HA/PTS)

born in Scotland

Donald McKinnon was born on Tuesday, 20th August, 1940, in Glasgow. He had one spell as caretaker at Firhill.


(Mon-24-Nov-1980 ↔ Fri-05-Dec-1980; 11 days)

It was announced on Monday 24th (1 day shy of his 21st Anniversary with the club) that ex-player and current physiotherapist Donnie McKinnon would pick the team for the forthcoming match at Broomfield. During this spell, an offer was made to Benny Rooney, who seemed keen, but Morton fought back with a 3-year-deal to retain his services, and that was that. Lisbon lion John Clark was next on the most-wanted list, but Billy McNeill's number two was not for moving, although a deal seemed close; “Partick Thistle will name Celtic’s Assistant Manager John Clark as their new team boss today” claimed the Aberdeen Evening Express on the 1st December. Turns out, a £70,000 offer wasn't tempting enough!

(40y,3m,9d) Sat-29-Nov-1980 [a] D0-0 Airdrieonians (SFL Premier Division - game 16)
one-off game

Donnie was initially involved in the next manager's era, and he once again picked the team for the 1-0 defeat to Celtic (06-Dec-1980) as new gaffer Peter Cormack kept a watchful eye on proceedings.

Thistle were the only club managed by Donnie.

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(age) 1980-81
1. (40y,3m,9d) Sat-29-Nov-1980 [a] D0-0 Airdrieonians (SFL Premier Division - game 16)

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