Alan Maxwell Archibald (born 13 December 1977) is a Scottish football manager and former player who is the manager of Partick Thistle in the Scottish Premiership. Archibald,who played as a defender, has been associated with Partick Thistle for most of his career. Beginning his professional career with the club as a teenager, he went on to make 423 appearances for Thistle in two spells, placing him tenth on the club's all-time list of most appearances. His only other professional club was Dundee United, where he played between 2003 and 2007 before rejoining Thistle. Archibald also played five times for the Scotland national under-21 team.
Following his retirement from playing, Archibald became Partick Thistle manager in 2013 and went on to win the Scottish Football League First Division title that year. In total, as both a player and manager, Archibald has achieved three league divisional titles and promotions with Partick Thistle. Since September 2015, he has been the longest serving current manager in the Scottish Premiership.Close