John McGlynn has left Championship bottom side Livingston by mutual consent. Player/coach Mark Burchill has been appointed caretaker manager until a new manager is appointed.
The former Hearts manager took over at Almondvale in September last year, but are currently four points adrift at the bottom of the league.
A club statement said: “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.”
McGlynn issued his own statement thanking the fans and staff at the club, he added: “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 club’s 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, who are facing threat of administration, were handed a five point deduction by the SPFL for non-payment of tax in 2010-11.