Livingston FC is delighted to announce the arrival of Brian Rice as first-team coach.
Originally from Whitburn, Brian leaves his position as first-team manager of Alloa Athletic to join manager David Martindale’s coaching staff.
Brian also formerly managed Hamilton Academical in the Premiership as well as having a playing career which seen him turn out for Hibernian, Nottingham Forest, Falkirk, Dunfermline Athletic & Clyde as well being capped at under 21 level for Scotland.
Brian will join up with the coaching staff and players on Saturday and will be in the dugout for Sunday’s cinch Premiership clash with Rangers.
Men’s first-team Manager David Martindale said: “I’m delighted that Brian Rice has agreed to come on board as a first-team coach.
“I felt as coaching staff, we have been spread very thin this season since losing Christophe at the end of last season.
“I spoke to Dave Black and asked him to try to find a way to allow me to bring in another coach to help us going forward.
“Brian brings a wealth of experience and contacts to our group and I feel will be a huge help going forward. I’ve known him for a number of years mainly from being in opposite dug outs and spending time together after games. But every game I do go to watch, you can bet that Brian is there watching also – he does a huge number of miles in a season and has a great bank of knowledge on opponents and players from all over the UK. He will be a real positive step forward for the club.
“I would like to give thanks to Dave Black and John Ward & John McIlvogue for helping get the funds together to bring Brian in, and I would also like to thank Alloa Athletic who have been incredibly helpful during this process since the moment we reached out.”
Welcome to Livingston, Brian!