Gary Holt replaces Kenny Miller as Livingston boss

Gary Holt (SNS Group)
Gary Holt (SNS Group)

GARY HOLT has been appointed as the new head coach of Livingston, the Ladbrokes Premiership club have announced.

Holt will replace Kenny Miller, who left his role as player/manager earlier this week.

A statement from Livingston read: “Livingston Football Club would like to confirm that, following detailed discussions today at the Tony Macaroni Arena with chairman Robert Wilson and other members of the board, Gary Holt was offered and has verbally accepted the position of first-team head coach.

“On accepting the role, Gary said he was excited by the opportunity and challenge, and is looking forward to working with the players and the existing backroom staff.

“It is that hoped all contractual formalities will be officially completed by Friday 24 August.”

Miller had only been in charge at the West Lothian club for seven weeks when his shock departure was announced.

Livingston said that they “felt the player-manager role wasn’t working” and “amicably agreed to part company” when Miller opted not to revert to a full-time manager’s role.

Holt will take charge for Saturday’s clash with fellow promoted side St Mirren.

He’s been out of football since leaving Norwich City, where he was first-team coach, two years ago.

He had previously managed Falkirk in the 2014/14 season before leaving for the Canaries.