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.

Hearts haven’t been great as of late. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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.”

Stendel is coming to town. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Some fans have reacted to the appointment of Stendel as Hearts boss.

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