Hearts manager Jefferies removed from role
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Hearts are in turmoil once again after it was confirmed last night that manager Jim Jefferies was no longer in charge at the club.
A Tynecastle spokesman said: "Jim Jefferies has been removed as manager, and has been offered a director of football role, which he is currently considering."
It is believed that the positions of assistant Billy Brown and first-team coach Gary Locke are under review. The players, with one eye on Thursday's crucial Europa League second-leg game against Hungarian side Paks, were said to be "unhappy" when told of the news by majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov at a meeting at the stadium yesterday afternoon.
They were reportedly told at the meeting that a manager "with European experience" was needed at the club. Romanov's seven-year tenure at Tynecastle is littered with managerial casualties including John Robertson, George Burley and Graham Rix.
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