It’s been a lengthy process, but Hearts have finally announced the arrival of Daniel Stendel as first-team manager.
The announcement comes after the Jambos’ 1-0 loss to Motherwell. It’s a result which will see the ex-Barnsley boss take the reigns of the Gorgie club in tenth, kept off the bottom only on goal difference.
He’ll have a lot of work to fix a Hearts squad in desperate need of guidance and good results. They’ve won just two of their 16 league games this season.
Stendel has signed a two-and-a-half-year-deal and will take charge as of Tuesday December 10.
A club statement reads: “While it has taken some time for this process to reach its conclusion we firmly believe that Daniel is the right man to take the club forward.
“With our number one target now on board and his future pledged to Hearts, everyone at Tynecastle Park welcomes Daniel and hopes his appointment heralds an exciting new era for the Club as, together, we look to climb back up the Premiership table.”
Some fans have reacted to the appointment of Stendel as Hearts boss.
I for one welcome our new German overlord. Now let’s crack on with some gegenpressing
— Quantum Leap (@Rods1112) December 7, 2019
And having said all that, but having had to endure the last two seasons in terms of league mediocrity, GOOD LUCK TO THE WHOLE SQUAD. Some will get found out, others I think will prosper!!!!
MON THE HEARTS!!!!!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Derek Allan (@Deggs2012) December 7, 2019
Best thing you've tweeted since 31st october
— liam (@liampatterson74) December 7, 2019
Finally 😊 welcome to hearts
— Kirsty mair🏴🏴 (@Kmair9) December 7, 2019
Welcome Daniel 🙌🇱🇻 you've got one hell of a job now!
— David Lumsden (@Davlum17) December 7, 2019
Is he bringing in Tonge and Stern to? And what's happening with the ones at the club the now? We've more coaches than parks of Hamilton now
— Jonjambo2 (@JohnSut61837628) December 7, 2019
— H E A R T S🇱🇻 (@JoshyW9) December 7, 2019
Hope we haven’t rushed into this.
— Keith (@KW_71) December 7, 2019