Livingston have rejected an approach from St Johnstone for manager David Martindale, the club has confirmed.
The Perth side are on the hunt for a new boss after parting company with Steven MacLean following a winless start to the campaign.
Martindale, who has been Livi manager since 2020, was the early favourite for the position, but the West Lothian club has turned down Saints’ move.
The club’s chief executive, Dave Black said they hoped to keep the 49-year-old at the club for a “long time”.
“Yesterday, the club received an official approach from St Johnstone for permission to speak to David about taking the vacant position at McDiarmid Park,” a statement read.
“I informed St Johnstone this morning that we wouldn’t be giving permission for that conversation to take place.
“David has been pivotal in both the on-field success of the club over recent years and on the off-field growth and stability of the club too.”
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