Husref Musemic rocked up at Tynecastle in 1989. He only lasted six months at Hearts, however, he still managed to become an Edinburgh derby hero. He’s set for a return to Scotland next month.
The Bosnian is currently manager of FK Sarajevo, who won the Bosnian Premier League last year. They will play in the Champions League qualifiers because of their success, and a first round tie against Celtic awaits them.
His managerial career has been a bit more successful than his playing career at Hearts.
Musemic is a derby hero
Musemic played six times over six months for Hearts, scoring three times. There is one particular goal that will be remembered fondly by all Jambos from that era.
He headed home a winner against Hibs in 1989. In front of the Tynecastle faithful, his head delivered a sweet derby victory. It was enough to see him remembered fondly by the Hearts faithful.
Hearts’ derby hero also scored against St Mirren and Dunfermline, but those are of far less significant than his derby header.
His management career has been decent. After retiring at the age of 33, he has had spells at various clubs, including five at current club Sarajevo. Last season was by far his most successful campaign of his career.
Derby day hero Musemic won the league and cup double in Bosnia, as well as scooping the manager of the year award.
Sarajevo will travel to Glasgow for a match on either the eight or ninth of July. Jambos will hope Musemic can help sink the Parkhead side’s relentless pursuit of success.