Where is David Hopkin now?
A non-nonsense central midfielder who had spells in the Premier League with Chelsea, Bradford City and Leeds United, David Hopkin had to retire at the age of 33 after a recurring ankle injury.
Having already relocated back to his Scottish homeland, where he was player-coach at Greenock Morton (including one game as a joint caretaker manager), he had spells at non-league sides Port Glasgow and Maryhill FC before returning to the club in 2012 as reserve team manager alongside Jonatan Johansson.
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In 2013, Hopkin was promoted to assistant manager but resigned from the role five months later to concentrate on his duties with the club’s reserve team.
After continued success with the Greenock Morton reserves, he left the club in January 2015 to take up a new role as Mark Burchill’s assistant head coach at Livingston FC.
When Burchill left the side in December 2015, Hopkin took charge of the side on a temporary basis until the end of the season.
In May 2016, he was appointed as Livingston’s head coach on a permanent basis and had a tremendous first season in charge winning the Scottish League One title.
He had continued success in his second season with the club and secured back to back promotions via the play-offs and a return to the Scottish Premiership for the West Lothian side.
Despite amazing success with the club, Hopkin rejected a contract extension and left Livingston in May 2018 to seek a new challenge.
He was only out of work for a matter of months before he was appointed manager of former side Bradford City in September 2018 but left in February 2019 having won only seven of his 35 games in charge.
He then made a return to Scotland to join current club Greenock Morton as manager having previously played for them and managed them in a caretaker capacity.
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David Hopkin: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Bradford City, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Leeds United|
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