Livingston coach Liam Fox has opened up on what it is like to work alongside manager David Martindale, ahead of this weekend’s Betfred Cup Final.

Martindale has done an excellent job with the Premiership side since taking over from Gary Holt. They are safely ensconced in the top six of the Premiership, and have a chance of winning their first trophy in 17 years when they face St Johnstone on Sunday.

Now the former Hearts reserve team manager has disclosed what it is like working with Martindale, who isn’t afraid to offer his opinion.

“Tells you exactly what he is thinking”

“He’s a straight-shooter who says it how it is and tells you exactly what he’s thinking” he said (Edinburgh Evening News).

Liam Fox during his time as a Hearts coach

Liam Fox during his time as a Hearts coach (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group via Getty Images)


“He told me how he wanted things to work and asked me how I wanted to work. I said: ‘Davie, if you ask me a question, I’ll always give you my opinion.

“You might not like the opinion, but I’ll never not give you it. If you have your own opinion then we can have a debate and make a decision'” Fox revealed.

Manager appreciates different viewpoint

Fox reckons that Martindale appreciates having a coach alongside him who is going to offer a different view at times.

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Livingston manager David Martindale (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I think he appreciated that honesty. I was never going to come in and just agree with everything he said. That’s not good for me, the players, Livingston or Davie. He wanted a different set of eyes and a different voice” Fox concluded.

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