Daniel Stendel is reportedly set to make a huge call by axing Hearts captain Christophe Berra (Scottish Sun).

The Jambos skipper has been a regular this season as the club find themselves five points adrift at the bottom of the Premiership. He was dropped though for the game prior to the winter break against Aberdeen.

Berra is set for the Hearts exit. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

Now it has been claimed that Stendel wants to remove him permanently from Tynecastle.

Demoted to the Reserve squad

The report states that Berra was given the shock news upon his return to training this week. He’s now with the club’s Reserve squad as Stendel seemingly seems keen to make radical changes to his inherited Hearts squad.


Berra still has 18 months left on his deal so Hearts will need to sell him or send him out on loan. The 34-year-old has been informed that his Gorgie days are numbered.

Time’s up according to Stendel. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Youth seems to be the big thing for Stendel right now. Anthony McDonald and Harry Cochrane have returned from their loan spell with Dunfermline. Cochrane made 12 appearances whilst McDonald made just two as he struggled with injury whilst at East End Park.

Lewis Moore, Rory Currie, Connor Smith and Alex Petkov have also returned from their loan stints across the SPFL.

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