Stephen Craigan has commented on whether former Motherwell workmate Stephen Robinson would be open to becoming Hearts manager.

Craigan spent a large spell at Motherwell during his playing days and also served the Fir Park club in a coaching capacity.

Craigan is a modern day Well hero. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/EuroFootball/Getty Images)

Robinson has been linked with the Tynecastle hotseat after Craig Levein’s departure, with one report claiming Hearts would only need to shell out £120k to bring the Well manager in (Daily Record).

Speaking on BT Sport 1 (14:40, 03/11/19), the current pundit has commented on whether the man he worked alongside in North Lanarkshire would take the reigns at Tynecastle.

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He said: “It depends what Hearts are looking for. If they want a progressive manager who’s in a job, who’s doing well and has shown he can build a team, that can sell players and bring others in, Stephen Robinson has to be taken into consideration.

Craigan reckons Robinson has to be a Hearts option. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Whether he wants it or not, I have no idea. What I will say is he’s enjoying himself at the minute. He would be an attractive option though.”

Hearts job is tempting and Robinson would have more resources

Regardless of how well Motherwell are doing, if a big club like Hearts come in for you, your head is going to turn. Motherwell and Hearts may be at opposite ends of the table right now, but that doesn’t make the Jambos an unattractive option.

At Tynecastle Robinson would be handed bigger funds, a bigger wage packet, a thriving conveyor belt of youth talent, and better facilities and tools to work with.

More toys to play with. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Whilst Motherwell are currently third with an exciting young team, the size of the club right now means that simply can’t be sustained over a number of years. If he got a good formula at Hearts though, that’s very achievable.

There’s reasons for staying at Motherwell and reasons to join Hearts for Robinson. Well fans will hope the Jambos don’t make a formal approach for their boss.

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