BBC pundits Steven Thompson and Michael Stewart have hurled criticism towards Hearts manager Craig Levein following another abject performance.

Goals from Declan Gallagher, Sherwin Seedorf and Jermaine Hylton wrapped up a memorable 3-2 win for Motherwell at Tynecastle. Hearts fans gathered outside the main stand at full-time to protest against their side’s boss.

Under intense pressure. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Now Thompson and Stewart have weighed into the Levein debate.

Speaking on Sportscene about the state of affairs at Tynecastle, Thompson said: “He’s under absolutely massive pressure. We’re all very aware that it’s not good enough.

“Players aren’t playing with any freedom. Teams are looking at Hearts as soft now and that shouldn’t be the case.”

There’s no way back for Levein at Hearts now, surely

Stewart didn’t mince his words either. He said: “Hearts’ form is relegation form. The points they’ve picked up in 33 games, which isn’t far off a full league season, would get them relegated.

Fans have made their point known. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“This isn’t just a flash in the pan, this is a long-term decline.”

Levein has been in a toxic position for quite a while. It has spilled into the stands, with a hostile atmosphere present at Tynecastle for a number of months now.

Protests outside the ground should be the final straw for Ann Budge. It wasn’t pretty and it shows how they feel about the club right now, and more specifically, the manager.

Something must change. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

On the path they currently tread, the Jambos are destined for the Championship next season. Unless something changes, they will suffer a humiliating relegation.

The Hearts boss was already close to the exit door, surely now he has one foot out of it.

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