February 5, 1937
David Pratt, manager of Heart of Midlothian, who was for a time with Notts County, has resigned. He has been in charge at Tynecastle for little more than 18 months, having taken up duty in July, 1935, after the departure of Mr. William McCartney.
Beginning his career in the ranks of Hearts of Beath, he passed on to Glasgow Celtic, going to Parkhead as an outside-left, but playing mostly as a half-back during his period there.
Subsequently he played for Bradford City, Liverpool and Bury. Then he became player-manager of Yeovil and Petters, which post he held for four years.
Next he went to Clapton Orient as secretary-manager. Then for a short period with Notts County and on to Tynecastle. He joined the Hearts as secretary and manager, but recently the offices were separated, Mr. Pratt continuing as manager and Mr. W.J.M. Kean being appointed secretary.
(Source: Nottingham Evening Post: February 5, 1937)