JACKIE McNamara doesn’t fancy a return to management as he finds his feet again following a brain haemorrhage in March.

The 46-year-old collapsed on the steps of his home and was rushed into surgery and an

induced coma. Recovery has not been entirely straightforward with crippling headaches, but there will be no requirement to face further surgery.

Unable to drive for six months, McNamara may opt for a return back to Scotland from his

current Yorkshire base to oversee his management company, Consilium Sports, but the former Dundee United and Partick Thistle manager has no plans for a return to the dug-out.

“I was lucky I am fit because I think that definitely helped me,” he said. “It does make you look at things differently. I am really appreciative of my life and my family and just want to enjoy my life.

“I don’t have any plans to return to management now. For the most part I found it frustrating. I miss playing. I think I’ll always miss that but I don’t miss management. My sports management company is in Edinburgh, so there’s a decision to be made about what we do next.”

And McNamara believes that during lockdown players will have had a taste of what it is like when their playing days are over. He said: “This might have given some of them an eye-opener into what it is like when your career comes to an end.”