FMonday 25 March 2013

Livingston appoint new management team

Livingston FC are delighted to confirm the appointment of Richie Burke and Mark Burchill as the club's new football management team.

Following a rigorous recruitment exercise, Richie and Mark have been appointed to the positions of manager and assistant manager on contracts which will run until the summer of 2015.

In addition to his role as assistant manager, Mark will also become a registered Livingston player, eligible to play as soon as international clearance is received.

“Richie and Mark impressed us hugely during our recent recruitment process and we are absolutely delighted to have both on board,” said chief executive Ged Nixon today.

"We see them as the ideal candidates to take forward our hopes and aspirations for the future – to develop our own quality young players and deliver an attractive and successful team at first team level.

“Richie has worked closely with the club since last summer when he arrived to take up a post with the Livingston Youth Foundation and he has extensive coaching experience from his time in the USA.

“Mark is at an earlier stage in his coaching career, but has all the attributes required to make a successful transition from playing into management.  As his hometown club, we are delighted to give him an opportunity to start that journey.

“Most importantly, they both share our philosophy in how the game should be played, and from that perspective, they'll build on the strong foundations we already have in place at Livingston.”

The new management team will start work immediately, with their first match in charge this Wednesday night against Hamilton Accies.

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