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Scottish Premiership club Livingston have appointed former Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose as the club’s new assistant Reserve Team Manager. Alongside Gary Maley, Ambrose will assist the club’s captain Marvin Bartley, who has been named the manager of the Reserve Team.

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Scottish Premiership club Livingston have appointed former Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose as the club’s new assistant Reserve Team Manager.

Alongside Gary Maley, Ambrose will assist the club’s captain Marvin Bartley, who has been named the manager of the Reserve Team.

Ambrose joined Livingstone in February after several months as a free agent and has featured in six league games for the club this season.

The 31-year-old centre-back has spent seven years in Scotland, playing for Celtic and Hibernian and Bartley believes Livingston will benefit from his wealth of experience.

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Bartley shared his thoughts on Efe's appointment on tge club's website: “Efe and Stretch [Maley] are two massive characters but in all seriousness, they both bring their own high level of expertise.

“Stretch has been a goalkeeper for a long time and he’s now passing on that experience to the younger goalkeepers at the club and Efe has played at the absolute highest level so to have him involved is absolutely brilliant for us and the boys will love working with him.”

Livingston Head of Football Operations David Martindale said "Stretch & Efe are more than capable and they will bring a variety of skills to assist Marv."

He added that all three of the guys are very different but will collectively do fantastically well.

Ambrose started his professional career in Nigeria with Kaduna United before moving abroad, joining Israeli Premier League club FC Ashdod in 2010.

The veteran then joined Celtic, where he spent five years and won four Scottish Premiership titles, Cup and League Cup trophies.

The 2013 Afcon winner also played for Hibernian and featured in more than 55 games for the club before he teamed up with Championship side Derby County. 

Ambrose also had 51 caps for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.