Craig Levein has been relieved of his first-team managerial duties at Hearts, the club have confirmed.

Levein has been in charge of the Tynecastle club since 2017, but after poor form over the past year, the Jambos board have taken the decision to part ways with the former Scotland manager.

Levein is gone and some fans have reacted. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

His second spell as Jambos boss comes to an end with the club 11th in the Premiership. Austin MacPhee will take temporary charge of the club.

A statement on the Hearts website says: “The Board of Directors of Heart of Midlothian Football Club has today taken the decision to relieve Craig Levein of his first team managerial duties.

“The Board would like to thank Craig for all of his efforts as first team manager. Craig has worked tirelessly and selflessly, around the clock, to try to achieve success, despite the many challenges with which he has been faced.

“Craig will not return to his previous Director of Football role and, that being so, will step down from the Board. He will, however, see out his contract, which runs until the end of the season, working closely with the Executive Management Team in continuing to develop and improve the structure of the backroom and youth operations within the development. ”

He’ll be in the background until the season ends. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

These Hearts fans have reacted to the news that Levein is out of the managerial hotseat.

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