Livingston confirm David Hopkin as new manager


Former Scotland international David Hopkin has been appointed as Livingston’s new manager until the end of the season.

The 45-year-old was placed in temporary charge of the Almondvale side following Mark Burchill’s sacking four days before Christmas Day.

A club statement read: “David’s intimate knowledge of the existing playing squad, awareness of the ongoing need to develop the pipeline of youth talent, combined with his desire to succeed, were all viewed as key factors in appointing him to the role.

“David understands how important it is for the club and our supporters to retain our Championship status, and work within existing budgets to ensure the ongoing financial stability of the football club.”

Hopkin started his career at Morton before spells with Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Bradford City and Leeds United.

Since taking over from Burchill, Hopkin has seen his Livingston side beat St.Mirren 4-1 before losing to Falkirk and Queen of the South 2-0 in both games.

Livingston are currently in the relegation playoff place in the Championship with 15 points from 20 games, up next for Hopkin’s side is a home tie against Greenock Morton in the Scottish Cup this weekend.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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