Former Hearts legend Neil McCann has opened up on taking over from John Robertson as Inverness manager on an interim basis.

McCann is in charge of the Championship for the time being. Another Hearts legend – John Robertson, takes a break from the position whilst he is on compassionate leave.

McCann has disclosed that he will work as hard as he can to steer Inverness away from the relegation zone.

However, he was also at pains to point out that he does not want the job on a permanent basis. He is only in charge until Robertson feels able to come back.

Honoured to have been approached

He was also honoured that Robertson wanted him to take charge of Inverness in his absence.

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Neil McCann has taken temporary charge of Inverness (Photo by Andrew Milligan/Pool via Getty Images)

“It’s nice to know you have been approached for this type of position. John wanted me and the club sanctioned it. He was really encouraging to myself in terms of wanting me to come in and help” he said.

“Even if it went really well, I am in here until John feels ready to come back – whether that’s weeks or towards the end of the season.

“The team is in a good position”

“He knows I am going to give everything for him while I’m here and when he’s ready to come back hopefully the team is in a good position” McCann concluded.

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Inverness manager John Robertson is currently on compassionate leave (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Ironically enough, McCann’s first game in charge will be against his former club Hearts tomorrow night.

Inverness goes into the game in sixth place in the Championship. A win would move them away from the relegation battle and into the promotion play-off picture.

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