He was one of the best
Tributes were this week paid to former Hamilton and Partick Thistle manager John Lambie, who died on Tuesday aged 77.
Lambie was a popular figure in the game and led Accies to First Division title wins in 1986 and 1988 and also enjoying three successful stints at Firhill.
Hamilton Accies issued a statement on Twitter which said:“the club are deeply saddened to learn of the death this morning of former manager John Lambie.
“John came to us in 1983, became manager in January 1984, left for Partick Thistle in November 1988, returning to us a year later for another seven-month spell.
“John was certainly a unique character as manager; he twice took us up to the Premier League and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.”
Partick Thistle’s statement read:“partick Thistle FC is deeply saddened to learn that former manager, Hall of Fame inductee and Thistle legend John Lambie has today passed away.
“The thoughts of everyone associated with Partick Thistle FC are with John’s family and friends at this difficult time.”
Former Hamilton and Partick Thistle secretary Alan Dick, who worked with John at both clubs, said:“john was an amazing manager, a fantastic motivational manager and could mould a side together with great aplomb.
“He was a fantastic figure, probably one of the best in the lower leagues in Scotland ever.
“He could motivate players and had a great eye for talented players, while bringing out the best in others.
“He was a gem of a manager and it’s a very sad day.”
Former Accies gafferjohn Lambie in the 1984/85 season