John McGlynn leaves role as Livingston manager

John McGlynn departs a Livingston team that sits bottom of the Championship. Pic: SNS
John McGlynn departs a Livingston team that sits bottom of the Championship. Pic: SNS
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John McGlynn has left his role as Livingston manager by mutual consent.

The former Hearts boss departs the West Lothian club following 15 months in charge of first-team affairs. The club sit bottom of the Scottish Championship, in part due to a five-point deduction for not declaring bonus payments. On the pitch, the Lions have won only four league games all season.

McGlynn had, however, led the club to the Petrofac Training Cup final, although they were defeated at the third round stage of the Scottish Cup by League 2 side Annan Athletic.

“I would like to thank all the players, back room staff, administration staff, directors, chairman and fans, for their support, hard work, dedication, and professionalism during my time at the club,” said McGlynn.

“I was very grateful to get the job back in September 2013 and have done everything in my power to do the best job I possibly could. It is with great regret that we have agreed, mutually, to part company, but I acknowledge that it is a results business and unfortunately no matter how hard I worked, we could not get the results we all desired.

“I feel it is now time to let someone else come in with plenty of games remaining in the season to turn the clubs fortunes around.

“I would like to wish the club every success in the future, I believe they will stay in the league and have a great chance of lifting the Petrofac Cup.”

Livingston chairman Gordon McDougall said: “Livingston Football Club today announced that they had parted company with their Manager John McGlynn by mutual consent.

“The club wish to go on record in stating their appreciation for the work John has carried out under extremely difficult circumstances this season, ultimately though, football is a results based business.

The Directors and myself as Chairman wish John every success in his future career.”

Mark Burchill is expected to take up the role of caretaker manager in the interim.