Livingston and Kenny Miller part company

20 August 2018, 12:59 | Updated: 20 August 2018, 13:09

Kenny Miller

Livingston have confirmed they have parted company with player-manager Kenny Miller after the former Scotland striker refused to give up his on-field duties.

Miller had only been in charge for seven weeks after replacing David Hopkin as boss.

He oversaw just seven games, winning three and drawing two.

But with just two Ladbrokes Premiership games played, the top-flight new boys have decided to part way with the 38-year-old former Rangers, Celtic and Hibernian striker.

In a statement, the Almondvale outfit claimed Miller's joint role combining playing and managerial duties "was not working".

With Miller unwilling to hang up his boots, Livi say they have decided to make a change.

Reports have now suggested St Mirren could now be set to offer their departed boss the chance to resume his on-field career in Paisley.

In their statement, Livi said: "Livingston Football Club has been in discussions over the weekend with Kenny Miller and his representatives.

"The club felt that the Player-Manager role wasn't working and had requested that Kenny reverted to the a full time Manager's role. Kenny however feels that he isn't ready to give up his football career at this time.

"As a result the club and Kenny have amicably agreed to part company.

"Livingston Football Club would like to thank Kenny for his honesty and openness, and wish him well for the future."

Miller's agent Dave Baldwin posted a statement on his Instagram account backing Livingston's account of the situation.

It said: "A quick statement to confirm that Kenny Miller will be leaving Livingston FC with immediate effect.

"Kenny's desire to continue his playing career and Livingston's desire for a full-time manager mean both parties will part ways amicably.

"Kenny would like to place on record his thanks to each and every one of the playing staff who gave him everything they had in the time he had with them."