"My situation was like Julien's (Brellier]. But it's not only him, I think a lot of players have gone through this," he told the Edinburgh Evening News.

"Hearts is a very good club, the people who love the club work very hard and they are nice people. But the owner, I don't think he does his job well.

"He did many bad things to me. A lot of players were happy there but they didn't stay because of Mr Romanov."