David Martindale: SFA approve Livingston manager's appointment at fit-and-proper hearing

David Martindale's appointment as Livingston manager has been approved by the Scottish Football Association.
Livingston boss David Martindale.Livingston boss David Martindale.
Livingston boss David Martindale.

Martindale faced an SFA hearing because of his criminal past but a swift decision has been made.

A statement read: "The Scottish FA can confirm that following a scheduled meeting between a sub-committee of the Professional Game Board, the Livingston manager, David Martindale, and club officials pursuant to Article 10, it has accepted the representations from Livingston FC that Mr Martindale is a fit and proper person to be included in the club's official return."

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For his part, Martindale said: “I would like to go on record thanking everybody at the SFA, SPFL and more importantly I’d like to thank every single person on social media - the fans, pundits and media for their support.

“A big thank you also to Hannah Bardell MP, Angela Constance MSP and Professor Phil Scraton and I’m delighted that the SFA has given me a chance to progress my career with Livingston.”