Former Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara fined for fare dodging

© SNSJackie McNamara was United boss at the time.
Jackie McNamara was United boss at the time.

Former Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara has been convicted of fare dodging and ordered to pay nearly £500 in a fine and other court costs.

McNamara, 42, who is currently York City Football Club’s manager, did not pay the £86 fare for a rail journey between Edinburgh and York on April 11.

At the time, York were 23rd in League Two and deep into an ultimately unsuccessful fight to avoid relegation from the Football League.

McNamara, who was sacked from Dundee United in 2015, has split his time between Edinburgh and York since he was appointed as York manager. His wife and children live in Scotland.

He was summonsed to appear before York magistrates, with an address given in Loanhead, near Edinburgh.

He pleaded guilty to travelling on a railway between Edinburgh and York without obtaining a ticket.

He was fined £250 and ordered to pay a £30 statutory surcharge and £130 prosecution costs.