David Martindale has got the green light from the SFA to continue in his position of Livingston manager. He passed the fit and proper test meaning that he is clear to continue in the job.
Martindale has done a very impressive job since taking over at Livingston from Gary Holt. He has yet to lose any of the 11 games he has taken charge of, winning nine of them.
“The correct outcome”
The most recent victory saw Livingston book their place in the Betfred Cup Final. A 1-0 win over St Mirren booked a first cup final in 17 years. The decision has been backed by the club, who on their website stated that “We believe this to be the correct outcome and think it sends a positive message across society.”
Martindale also had some comments to make on the SFA’s decision. He is naturally thrilled that he can continue on in the job.
“I would like to go on record thanking everybody at the SFA, SPFL and more importantly, I’d like to thank every single person on social media, the fans, pundits and media, for their support.
“A big thank you also to Hannah Bardell MP, Angela Constance MSP and Professor Phil Scraton, and I’m delighted that the SFA has given me a chance to progress my career with Livingston Football Club.”
Martindale can now focus on helping Livingston stay in the top six of the Premiership. That has to be an aim along with winning the Betfred Cup.
They are next in action tomorrow night, when they take on Kilmarnock. Martindale’s side can stay well clear of sixth placed Dundee United win a win.