Another day, another disastrous Hearts performance, it’s time for the Jambos to end their association with Craig Levein.
The man is a legend at the club, having featured prominently for the Gorgie side as a player, before managing them on two different occasions now.
His time with the club has ran its course though. With just two wins in his last eighteen matches, it’s clear that things just aren’t improving under his reign.
Someone at Hearts has to put their foot down and make a very difficult call.
Other bosses have been sacked for less at Hearts
Ian Cathro and Robbie Neilson were chased out of Tynecastle for less than what Levein is doing right now. It isn’t a surprise though that he hasn’t been dismissed as of yet.
Cathro for example was given 30 games to fix things at Hearts. Levein has been in charge for over 100 now and is still being allowed to continue with his work.
He is the club’s Director of Football as well as their manager. Levein has roots far beyond the first-team at Tynecastle, so it isn’t just as simple as relieving him of first-team duties.
The Jambos boss has been brilliant with youngsters recently, but that’s about it. That can only take you so far when results on the pitch are leaving the club in a treacherous position.
Hearts have won two of their last 18 league games. If you want to expand on that terrible form, they’ve won seven league matches since October 23 last year.
They’ve also registered just two wins at home in 2019. St Mirren, Livingston, Dundee, Ross County and now Hamilton are just some of the teams that have gained at least a point at Tynecastle.
The cup runs of last term papered over some big cracks at Hearts. The league is your bread and butter, and if they continue on this path they are walking, it’ll be enough to see them embroiled in a relegation scrap.
Levein has said that he can turn things around at Tynecastle (Edinburgh Evening News). Quite frankly, fans are sick of hearing that. They want results and demand more spirted performances than their Accies howler.
Hamilton are not a great side, they are one of the poorest in the Premiership. Hearts made them look brilliant and it was the visitors who looked more likely to snatch a win.
Fans wants change. This isn’t jut a small section now, it’s the vast majority of the Tynecastle faithful. Their side sit joint-bottom with no light at the end of the tunnel, no fight and no spirit.
Levein has managed to do so well for Heart of Midlothian football club. Before his reputation is fully tarnished, he should either walk away from his roles at the club, or someone should make that decision for him.