John McGlynn has left his role as Heart of Midlothian manager by mutual consent.

The 51-year old, who took the reins at Tynecastle at the beginning of the season, has departed the Edinburgh club following Wednesday night's 2-0 loss to St Mirren which forced the Jambos to second bottom on the Scottish Premier League table.

"When John came to the club, Hearts was embarking on a transitional phase in the club's history," read the club's official statement.

"He began that important period of change and it is now imperative we find the right man to take the transition forward.

"The over-riding factor in this decision was the long-term well-being of Heart of Midlothian Football Club.

"We would like to thank John for his tireless efforts as manager of Hearts and wish him well with his career. He will be welcomed back to Tynecastle as guest of the club at any time."

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