Marvin Bartley has been appointed Livingston assistant manager as the former Bournemouth midfielder replaces departing Liam Fox.

The 34-year-old got his professional chance at Bournemouth, making over 100 appearances and forging a career for himself in the EFL before moving to Hibs in 2015. Bartley has been with Livingston since 2019 and has worked as club captain and reserve team manager. He takes over the role from Fox, who departs for Hibs.

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The former Bornemouth midfielder is assistant manager at Livingston. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Dougie Imrie has also joined Livingston from Hamilton as head of academy professional programmes and as a first-team coach. Manager David Martindale said of Bartley: “I’m really pleased that Marvin has taken this opportunity. I have a fantastic relationship with him as my captain.

“I’m delighted that we’ll now take this to the next level and have him by my side in the dugout next season. I think it’s clear for everyone to see that Marvin is very well educated on and off the field. He has led Livingston FC with distinction over the last few years both on & off the park and is a very well-respected member of the football playing squad.

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“I am happy and grateful that I can offer this opportunity to Marvin and delighted he has accepted. He knows what the club is all about and has fitted into the ethos here seamlessly.  I have watched him closely with the reserve squad from a coaching point of view.

“I know he will be a massive asset going forward from a coaching perspective and will still be able to do a job on the park when called upon.”

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