Hearts manager Daniel Stendel is currently working at home for free, after giving up his wages to aid the club in its bid to sustain during the football shutdown.

The German offered to work for nothing, after owner Ann Budge made the decision to halve wages of full-time employees at the club.

Fans may have been wondering what exactly Stendel has been up to since the football season was put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the 45-year-old has now detailed how he’s been spending his days.

Stendel is temporarily working for nothing (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

He told The Edinburgh Evening News: “I am working from home, doing video scouting and looking at recruitment.

“We are trying to do things with our coaching staff that you can do from a home office, with recruiting and some work to develop the club. Everybody is doing this. We have talks and phonecalls every day, so we have changed our work and this is all we can do at the moment.”

There is currently no suggestion the football season will be able to resume anytime soon, with the UK – as well as several other countries worldwide – now under virtual lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of Covid-19.

Stendel became Hearts manager in December (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Hearts, of course, are currently bottom of the league and four points adrift of safety with eight games remaining.

Quite what happens to the 2019/20 campaign is anyone’s guess right now, but Budge has threatened she’ll seek legal action if current standings are taken as final and her club are relegated to the Championship.

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