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Ex-Hearts boss Robertson expecting Romanov to throw a managerial 'curveball'

Former Heart of Midlothian boss John Robertson expects club owner Vladimir Romanov to make a surprise choice with who he appoints as the new manager.

Paulo Sergio quit last week after failing to come to terms with the club regarding his salary and now Romanov is on the hunt to find his replacement with Robertson suggesting he may make a shock choice despite there being three past players vying for the job.

"There's always a hankering for ex-players to be made managers and that's good to have at a club," Robertson told SunSport.

"There are a few contenders who played for the club and it's understandable that people will look to them first.

"But the Romanov regime has mostly favoured the foreign coaches and I'm sure there will be a curveball from somewhere. It would be nice if the club spoke to Colin (Cameron), Paul (Hartley) and Steven (Pressley) about the position.

"They have all done good jobs at their respective clubs and deserve to come under consideration.

"But I still think Romanov will go for a more experienced coach and could pull a rabbit out of the hat with an unlikely choice again. There is no rhyme or reason to his managerial appointments. He's gone for the likes of myself, George Burley, Stevie Frail and Jim Jefferies.

"But he's also surprised folk with a few of his appointments from abroad. He could do the same again."

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Andrew Slevison
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