“Chic has a natural enthusiasm for the game and we need that in the dressing room, “Duffy told the Clyde website.
“We want more life about the place, particularly after what has been a depressing series of results. I also hope that people don’t underestimate the football brain that he has.
“He could see a pass where others couldn’t and he will help me read and assess the matches. Chic’s strength was demanding the ball and taking it – we need people like that who won’t shy away from responsibility.”
Charnley had a stint as youth coach of Thistle when Gerry Collins was in charge of Thistle and has never hidden his desire to get involved in coaching.
Last July he told Video Celts: “Being honest I’m desperate to get back into football. There are a lot of people looking to get involved but I think that people are scared to touch me because of my reputation on the park.
“I was coaching at Thistle when Gerry Collins was in charge but I chucked it when he got the sack. I shouldn’t have done.
“That was down to principles which is best left as being somewhere in the town to do your shopping in.
“I was working with Gerry, when he got sacked I felt it was the right thing to go with them but I miss being involved in the game although I do some coaching in a business that a friend runs.”