Livingston chief executive John Ward has disclosed that the club might not appoint a permanent manager until January. However, for the time being he is more than pleased to have interim manager David Martindale in charge.

Martindale recently replaced Gary Holt as manager of the Premiership club. In that time, he has won both games that he has been in charge of, including a vital league win over Dundee United.

Ward disclosed that he has faith in Martindale’s managerial abilities.

“Lives and breathes Livingston”

“In terms of his football capability I don’t have any issue. And he lives and breathes Livingston” he said (STV).

David Martindale is currently in charge of Livingston

David Martindale is currently in charge of Livingston (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“Of all the people that I’ve done business with over the years, and that includes people we have had here at Livingston, I would trust Davie above most of them. If he says he is going to do something then he does it” he went on.

Had conversation with interim manager

Ward then detailed a conversation he had with Martindale regarding the interim manager’s job at Livingston, and disclosed that a decision on giving him the job on a permanent basis is likely to be made in January.

Livingston v Dundee United - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Livingston interim boss David Martindale (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We had a conversation about him taking interim management here. I know this personally, he would be the first person to hold up his hands and say ‘This isn’t working’ or ‘We’ve got an issue’ or ‘I don’t think I’m capable’. He’s looked me in the eye and said ‘I think I can do this. I would like to.’ so we’ll see what happens in January” Ward concluded.


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