FORMER Celtic captain Gary Caldwell has been sacked as Partick Thistle manager – just one week before he takes the Maryhill side to Parkhead in the Betfred League Cup.

The ex-Scotland international centre-half was given the chop to today with the Championship outfit second bottom of the league without a win in their first five games.

Caldwell only took charge of the club last season, but the board have decided to part company.

The Jags said in a statement: “Earlier today, the board of Partick Thistle Football Club informed manager Gary Caldwell that his contract has been terminated with immediate effect.

“A further update will be provided later today.”

Caldwell’s last match in charge was a draw against Arbroath on Friday night and the directors will now look for his replacement as they prepare for the visit of Dunfermline at the weekend.

Previous gaffer Alan Archibald secured a top six finish in the Premiership in 2016/17 before being relegated 12 months later.

He was replaced by Caldwell in October.

The ex-Celt brought in his former Hoops team-mate Kenny Miller in a coaching capacity in the summer after the quit Dundee following the Dens Park side’s relegation.

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