Gary Holt has resigned as manager of Livingston with immediate effect.
The former Kilmarnock midfielder took over from Kenny Miller after three matches of the 2018/19 season and defied the odds by avoiding relegation and securing a top six finish.
Despite losing a number of key players including Declan Gallagher Hot kept Livi in the Premiership with a club record fee of around £2m secured from the sale of Lyndon Dykes.
Saturday’s home defeat from St Mirren left Livi third bottom of the table, four points above Hamilton with that gap reduced to three points last night when Accies drew at home with Aberdeen.
Late this morning Livi’s website stated:
Livingston FC regretfully announce that we have accepted the resignation of our head coach, Gary Holt.
Head of Football Operations, David Martindale said: “Gary has been tremendous for the club over the past few seasons and we have all enjoyed working with him on and off the park. It’s very rare in football these days that all parties come out the other end with their relationships firmly intact however, I can honestly say this is the case with Gary’s resignation.
Assistant manager David Martindale will again take over on a caretaker basis.