Livingston are in need of a new manager after the club announced that they had parted company with Gary Holt, who resigned early on Thursday morning.

There will no doubt be a number of names that will be under consideration for the job. If Head of Football Operations David Martindale advertises the post, no doubt the club would be swamped with candidates.

However, there is one manager, that is currently out of a job, who seems like the ideal candidate for the role. That is, former St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright.

Plenty of success in previous job

Wright had plenty of success in the seven years he spent managing St Johnstone. He secured three fourth-placed finishes in a row, and also won the Scottish Cup in 2014, a remarkable achievement for the Perth club.

Tommy Wright did great things at St Johnstone

Tommy Wright did great things at St Johnstone (Photo by Bruce White / SNS Group via Getty Images)

In those seven years the Saints were never in danger of relegation. In fact, the lowest that the team finished in the league was in eighth place.

That sort of stability would be great for Livingston, who are currently in their third season in a row in the Premiership. Wright is more than capable of steering the team away from the relegation zone and into mid-table, for this season at least.

Could have team challenging for place in Europe

Given time, he could have Livingston challenging for a place in Europe, and possibly a win in one of the cups.

Tommy Wright seems like the ideal candidate for the Livingston job

Tommy Wright seems like the ideal candidate for the Livingston job (Photo by Bruce White / SNS Group via Getty Images)

As he is currently out of work, Livingston would not have to pay any compensation for Wright. Therefore, it is the ideal time for the club to approach him for the vacancy.

If Wright decides he doesn’t want the job, so be it. At least the question was asked. However, if he wants to get back into football management, that Livingston looks to be the ideal job.

 

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