Interim Livingston head coach has had a huge impact since taking over at the Premiership side after the resignation of Gary Holt a few weeks ago.
Martindale has taken charge of three games, and has a 100% winning record. The last victory achieved by the interim boss was a very impressive one.
Very impressive victory
He guided Livingston to a 2-1 win over a St Johnstone side who have been unbeaten over 90 minutes since October. The win moved Livingston five points clear of the relegation zone.
As Martindale prepares his team for a Betfred Cup quarter-final against Ross County on Wednesday, those in charge of the club should consider appointing Martindale as the next permanent head coach as soon as possible. Indeed, perhaps even ahead of the quarter-final.
The players at Livingston have obviously responded to Martindale’s managerial methods. They were on a poor run prior to Martindale’s interim appointment but that seems to be in the past.
Should be looking for a top six finish
The team might not be safe from relegation. However, if the good form continues they should be looking towards a top six finish. There is also the possibility of reaching a cup semi-final on the agenda. A win over Ross County would see Livingston make their first cup semi-final since 2006.
There seems to have been rapid improvement under Martindale, and he deserves credit for that. He has been at the club for many years, and the players look to be fans of the methods he uses.
Therefore, it makes sense for Martindale to be given the job on a permanent basis. It might lead to Livingston’s winning run lasting even longer.