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McDougall outlines plan for Livi


Gordon McDougall plans to install coaches Alec Cleland and Gary Bollan if he can launch a successful takeover at troubled Livingston.

The former Cowdenbeath owner has expressed an interest in the First Division club, who are facing the prospect of administration.

Livi admit they are unlikely to pay stadium rent arrears of £280,000 to the council by Tuesday's deadline.

Cleland has coached at Livi before, while Bollan played for the club.

The duo, who know each other from their playing days together at both Dundee United and Rangers, are currently out of work.

Cleland, who severed his ties with Livingston in May 2007, after a spell as caretaker manager, was recently released from his youth coaching duties at Inverness.

Bollan has also fallen foul of cost-cutting measures, losing his post as head of youth development at Clyde in April.

Earlier this month, McDougall said he had balked at a 'substantial six-figure sum' mentioned by current Livingston owner Angelo Massone when exploring the possibility of a takeover.

Massone denied any intention of selling the club but the Italian may soon see his venture in West Lothian go to the wall.

Former Dumbarton owner Neil Rankine has also held talks with Massone about possible investment in the Almondvale outfit.

Livingston are currently without a manager since the sacking of Paul Hegarty in April. He and his assistant Graham Robertson were turned away from the club after being suspended by Massone.

David Hay took charge for the final two games of last season but insists he has no interest in resuming control next term.

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see also
Livi lurch closer to bankruptcy
25 Jun 09 |  Livingston
Massone not looking to sell Livi
05 Jun 09 |  Livingston
Hegarty turned away at Almondvale
27 Apr 09 |  Livingston

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