Hearts have reportedly got the ok to approach Daniel Stendel for their managerial vacancy (Daily Record).

The Jambos are still looking for a new boss five weeks after the sacking of Craig Levein. It seems as though they have earmarked the German as a target.

Stendel has been linked with the Hearts job. (Credit: Andy Whitehead | MI News)

It has been said that Stendel remains under contract at Barnsley following his dismissal but this report dismisses that notion. This means the Jambos can swoop in and get him for nothing, instead of having to pay a compensation fee.

Stendel is contemplating options before a Hearts decision

It’s not as simple as going out and getting him now for Hearts though. The report also claims that whilst he is open to the idea of a Scottish move, his preference is to stay in England.


The 45-year-old is also contemplating a move back to Germany, while exploring Dutch and French avenues too.

Assessing his options. (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

In the meantime Austin MacPhee will continue to take charge of Hearts. Fans are starting to grow impatient though, especially after a 3-0 defeat to Kilmarnock over the weekend.

Stendel is starting to look like a viable option though as the Tynecastle club continue their manager search.

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