Raith Rovers and former Hearts manager John McGlynn has weighed in on the vacant managerial position at Tynecastle.

The Jambos are currently looking for a new boss following the dismissal of Craig Levein from first-team duties. The likes of Jack Ross and Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson have been linked with the post.

Robinson has been linked. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

McGlynn knows what it’s like to be Hearts boss. He has been the club’s caretaker twice following the departures of John Robertson and George Burley, following a spell as first-team coach.

Most recently, he permanently managed the club between 2012-2013. McGlynn was in the hotseat for 34 games, winning ten, drawing ten and losing 14.

He was the Jambos manager when they drew with Liverpool at Anfield in a Europa League qualifier, although they were eliminated by the Merseyside outfit.

McGlynn managed Hearts at Anfield.

McGlynn managed Hearts at Anfield during a famous draw. (PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

The Rovers boss thinks that whoever gets the manager role at Tynecastle has bagged themselves a great opportunity, although he does have sympathy for ‘unfortunate’ Levein.

He said: “I think it’s a great time to be the new manager of Hearts. There’s only one way Hearts are going to go. They’re going to go up the way.

“Whoever gets the job has got a great football club and there’s absolutely no doubt that they’re only going to go in one direction.

“The squad is there but Craig has been very unfortunate with injuries. We have injuries here and it just doesn’t help your cause whatsoever.

He reckons it’s a ‘great platform’ for a manager to work with (Ben Banks)

“He’s been a bit unfortunate. Whoever gets the job has got a great job and when they get players back they will climb that table.”

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