Hearts assistant Jorg Sievers has complemented Jambos owner Ann Budge.

The Jambos have had 50% pay-cuts implemented across the club this week as Budge tries to ease revenue shortages from the lack of live games.

Budge has been forced to take action. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Scottish football is currently on an indefinite hiatus as the world battles a global health pandemic. In an interview in his homeland, Hearts assistant Sievers says that the businesswoman is someone he enjoys working with as he opened up on the differences between German and Scottish fans.

“Ann is a very successful businesswoman. Like all Scots, she is totally nice, open and very pleasant,” he said. “I can only say good things about her. The main difference between Scotland and Germany is the behaviour of the fans.

“Our supporters see themselves as a traditional club just behind Celtic and the Rangers. But this season we are bottom of the table. A few weeks ago, we were 2-0 down after 15 minutes to a team who were at the bottom of the league with us.

Jorg Sievers has provided an assessment.

Jorg Sievers has provided an assessment. (Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images)

“In Germany, the fans would be very angry. Not in Scotland. The fans stood behind the team to a man. We got it back to 2-2 and they were happy, satisfied and impressed with our efforts. In Germany there would have been enormous pressure on us.”

Uncertain days

Hearts’ fight to beat the drop seems irrelevant now given the measures being taken within society to protect everyone from the Covid-19 spread.

Eventually it will come to the fore again, whether that be through the playing of their remaining eight games or by an executive decision. It doesn’t look likely thought that football will return for months yet.

Sievers, like many, will just be hoping all clubs pull through this relatively unscathed.

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