Hearts appoint Stendel as new manager

Tynecastle Stadium © Zhi Yong Lee

Hearts’ new manager, Daniel Stendel, will take up his post with the Tynecastle club tomorrow.

Stendel will replace caretaker manager, Austin McPhee, who had been in charge of the club since Craig Levein was sacked in October.

After a playing career with Hannover 96 and FC St Pauli, Stendel was most recently in charge at English League One side, Barnsley.

The appointment puts an end to the uncertainty at the club and amongst fans.

Tynecastle season ticket holder, Gordon Barraclough said: “I think he’ll be good for the club. I think it’s a good thing they’ve taken their time about it.”

Barraclough added: “I think Stendel will suit our style of play. We’re a pressing team and I think he gets that.”

With morale as low as their league position, Barraclough feels that Stendel must provide a quick fix to Hearts’ problems.

He said: “I think he has to build confidence and he needs to make everybody knows exactly what they’re doing when they go on that pitch.”

Hearts next league match will be against St Johnstone at Tynecastle on Saturday.