Former Coventry City and Luton Town striker John Hartson has been listed as the favourite to become the manager of promoted Ladbrokes Scottish Championship club Livingston according to the latest odds from English Football League sponsors Sky Bet.

Livi are looking for a new boss with David Hopkin having announced that he would be leaving the club last week after being linked with managerial roles at several other clubs.

According to the latest odds from English Football League sponsors Sky Bet, former Luton Town and Coventry City frontman Hartson is the 2/5 favourite for the roll with the Welshman thought to be ready to try his hand at management after working in the media following his retirement from playing.

Hartson started his career with The Hatters in the early 1990’s and he went on to make 54 league appearances for the club in which he bagged 11 goals. In January 1995, Arsenal broke the British transfer record for a teenager to sign the Luton Town striker for a reported £2.5 million fee.

The player went on to succeed in the top flight with The Gunners before also enjoying spells with West Ham United and Wimbledon.

In the second half of the 2000/2001 campaign, with Hartson struggling for fitness, the Welshman joined Coventry City on a ‘pay-as-you-play deal’. The Welshman netted six goals in 12 appearances for The Sky Blues, earning himself a move to Glasgow giants Celtic.

Hartson enjoyed a successful five-year stay at Celtic Park before ending his playing days with short spells at West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City.

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