Marvin Bartley Begins Management Career North of the Border
Former Clarets midfielder and assistant manager of Livingstone Football Club has today been confirmed as the new manager of Scottish side Queen of the South, Marvin Bartley joined Livingstone in the summer of 2019 as a midfield players and went on to captain the club to the Scottish League Cup Final in 2020-21 season, before being named manager of the clubs reserve team and then assistant manager to David Martindale in May 2021.
Marvin Bartley who holds a UEFA A Licence started his career at AFC Bournemouth under Eddie Howe who also signed him for Burnley Football Club. He eventually moved north in 2015, when he joined Hibernian who he helped win promotion as well as the Scottish FA Cup. After leaving Easter Road he joined Livingston Football Club where he started a coaching role alongside playing, before retiring from the field last year.
Speaking about becoming the new manager of Queen of the South Marvin Bartley said, “I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to become Queens manager. I have enjoyed being assistant manager at Livingston and owe David Martindale a huge debt of gratitude for the time taken to help mould my management style, but I feel the time is now right for me to make a step up and be my own boss. My experience at Livingston, coupled with the knowledge accrued playing under Eddie Howe and Sean Dyche puts me in good stead to make the most of the opportunity at Queens, which is a great club with a lot of potential. They have a strong youthful squad and with a few additions I’m confident we can climb the table. I am looking forward to the challenge and can’t wait to get started”.