Despite reaching the Scottish Cup Final, Hearts owner Ann Budge has accepted that manager Craig Levein is under pressure after a series of indifferent results.
However, she is confident that the Hearts boss can put things right, and pull off a cup shock at Hampden Park.
“I hear some supporters saying that Craig is bomb proof, but he’s not, I can say that categorically,” Budge said, as reported by the BBC.
What cup win would mean to manager
“I’ve been in business a long time and nobody is bomb proof”
She went on to explain what a Scottish Cup win would win to Levein, who has yet to win a major honour in his career.
“For him, it wouldn’t just be winning silverware that was special, it would be winning it with Hearts.”
Hearts’ form has tailed off badly over the last few months, but the club have still managed to reach the cup final. Levein deserves credit for that.
Future could depend on cup final
However, Levein’s future could depend on the outcome of the Scottish Cup Final. A heavy Hearts defeat could lead for calls for his departure to reach a new crescendo.
On the other hand a narrow loss or a victory could see Levein remain at Tynecastle for the time being.
It a big day for Craig Levein and all at Hearts. Will it also be hist last day in charge of the Tynecastle club? Only time will tell.