It wasn’t the managerial success Daniel Stendel and fans were hoping for in his first game as Hearts boss as they fell to a 1-0 St Johnstone defeat.

Callum Hendry struck just over 15 minutes from time to emphasise how big of a job Stendel has on his hands at Tynecastle. Their home agony continues with this result, having won just two home league matches since March.

Stendel suffered defeat in front of beleaguered Hearts fans at Tynecastle. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

It’s a disappointing result that leaves Hearts joint-bottom, only now they are sitting in the relegation play-off spot of 11th. With Celtic to come at home on Wednesday night, they’ll need to pick themselves up quick from this.

Whilst not the result he’ll have wanted, Stendel will no doubt have learned a thing or two about his players. You’d like to think there would be changes heading into Wednesday night’s Hoops clash.


Results need to start picking up and soon around Gorgie. That’s one win in 12 now and four of their last five games have been defeats. Just one goal has been scored in their last five too.

Big changes are needed. (Photo by William Early/Getty Images)

Some Hearts fans have reacted after suffering more dejection at Tynecastle.

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