Martindale faced an SFA hearing Tuesday morning about his criminal past, but a swift decision was made to explain the 46-year-old old a “fit and correct person”

The former assistant manager and head of football operations at the West Lothian Club led Livi to the Betfred Cup final on Sunday, where he has scored nine wins and two draws since his successor Gary Holt at the end of November

However, he faced questions about his criminal past after being sentenced to six and a half years in prison on drug and money laundering charges in 2006

A statement from the Scottish Premiership Club said: “The club is delighted that a positive result has been obtained that will allow us to draw a line under this particular episode and give David the opportunity to fully and to concentrate entirely on his role as manager of the football club

“We believe this is the right result and think that it sends a positive message to society”

Martindale said, “I’d like to thank everyone at the SFA, the SPFL, and most importantly, every single person on social media – the fans, experts and the media – for their support”

“A big thank you also to Hannah Bardell MP, Angela Constance MSP and Professor Phil Scraton I am delighted that the SFA has given me the opportunity to advance my career at Livingston Football Club ”

A statement from the SFA said: “The Scottish Federation can confirm that it has approved the Undertakings of Livingston FC following a scheduled meeting between a subcommittee of the Professional Game Board, Livingston manager David Martindale and club officials under Article 10 that Mr. Martindale is a suitable person to be involved in the club’s official return ”

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Source: https://www.bt.com/sport/news/2021/january/david-martindale-cleared-to-be-livingston-manager-at-sfa-hearing