Frail relinquishes 'caretaker manager' post at Hearts

The caretaker manager was told to stay away from training when the players reported for pre-season two weeks ago.

A statement on the club's official website read: "As a former Hearts player, having appeared 66 times for the Edinburgh football club, Stephen will always be welcome at Tynecastle, and leaves Hearts with everyone's best wishes for the future.

"Hearts will make an announcement on the appointment of a new football manager shortly."