Scotland boss Levein: You have to be insane to coach Hearts

Scotland national team manager Craig Levein believes you would have to be ‘insane’ to take the managerial job at Heart of Midlothian.
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Scotland national team manager Craig Levein believes you would have to be ‘insane’ to take the managerial job at Heart of Midlothian.

Following the sacking of Jim Jefferies this week, Levein spoke out about the situation at the Edinburgh club which has had nine managers since he departed for Leicester City in 2004, just as Vladimir Romanov took majority ownership.

"I don't understand what boxes need to be ticked at Hearts to keep you in a job - I just don't know,” Levein said.

"You would need to ask the owners what the criteria is to be successful at Hearts.

"I think any job is different - but being able to ascertain where a club wants to get to is a starting point.

"You'd need to be insane to do this job. At times it defies logic.

"But that's the pressure of being a manager. There's a certain amount of pressure in owning a football club as well. You have to make decisions.”

 
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