Ex-West Brom manager Alan Irvine is said to have had discussions with Hearts over their managerial vacancy (Scottish Daily Mail, page 117, 16/11/19).

The Scotsman is one of several managers the Jambos have reportedly spoken to as they ramp up their search for Craig Levein’s replacement.

Irvine has been linked to Tynecastle. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Irvine is joined by Stuart McCall, Neil McCann Steve Cotterill and recently confirmed Hibs boss Jack Ross on a reported list of names Hearts have spoken to.

Irvine could bring English experience to Hearts

Irvine has held plenty of roles down south. He’s managed EFL stalwarts such as Preston and Sheffield Wednesday and he’s also served as an assistant at Everton and West Ham.


Ex-Baggie Irvine has reportedly been interviewed at stage one of the Jambos process, which involves speaking to people currently out of work. The next step will be to approach current working bosses.

A rigorous process. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The last post Irvine held was at West Ham, but he’s been out of work since his departure in 2018.

With over 200 games managed and over 330 appearances as a player with the likes of Everton and Crystal Palace, Irvine would certainly bring experience to the Hearts job.

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