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Struggling Livingston sack manager


GLASGOW, Scotland -- Struggling Scottish Premier League club Livingston have sacked manager Allan Preston and his assistant Alan Kernaghan after just four months in charge.

Livingston are currently bottom of the SPL, facing the possibility of relegation a season after winning the League Cup, the club's first major trophy.

The duo took over from after ex-chief David Hay was ousted by a consortium that took control of the club after it emerged from administration.

Preston had been first-team coach under Hay but he could not replicate his former boss's success.

A run of seven straight defeats, culminating in Saturday's 2-0 home defeat by Aberdeen sealed his fate.

SPL newcomers Inverness Caledonian Thistle meanwhile have appointed veteran Dunfermline forward Craig Brewster as their new player-manager.

The 37-year-old's appointment follows the departure earlier this month of former manager John Robertson, who has taken over at Hearts.

Former Hibernian and Dundee United striker Brewster will not be allowed to turn out for his new side until January because of the transfer window rules.

Brewster earned legendary status with Dundee United in 1994 when he scored the winning goal in the Scottish Cup final against Rangers at Hampden Park.

He moved to Greece with Ionikos in 1996 and spent five years there before returning to Scotland with Hibs.

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