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Last Updated: Tuesday, 4 January, 2005, 15:08 GMT
Campbell named new Partick boss
Campbell did not mince his words as he took over at Firhill
Campbell did not mince his words as he took over at Firhill
Partick Thistle have confirmed the appointment of Dick Campbell as their new manager on a three-and-a-half year contract at Firhill.

Campbell, who took Brechin City to second place in the Second Division this season, will be assisted by former Partick Thistle player Jimmy Bone.

"It's going to take a lot of hard work and the sleeves rolled right up to keep this club where they belong," he said.

Campbell's brother, Ian, replaces him as manager of Brechin.

Dick Campbell appears in no mood to tread cautiously at Firhill.

"If there's any backsides to be kicked, I'm more than capable of doing that," he said.

"Myself and Jimmy Bone aren't here to please the players. They're here to please us.

"Everyone is in this together and it's amazing what you can achieve with a bit of unity."

The Glasgow club had been looking for a new manager after the sacking of co-bosses Derek Whyte and Gerry Britton.

Campbell, who was previously the manager of Dunfermline, has been at Brechin for four years.

They were promoted two seasons ago but suffered immediate relegation.

Bone was a Thistle striker when they famously defeated Celtic 4-1 in the Scottish League Cup final of 1972.

He has also managed Airdrieonians, St Mirren, East Fife and Stenhousemuir.

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