McGlynn named new Hearts manager
Hearts have appointed John McGlynn as their new manager, the Scottish Premier League club announced on Tuesday.
The 50-year-old left First Division side Raith Rovers to take up the post at Tynecastle, where he was previously employed as a coach for 10 years.
McGlynn replaces Paulo Sergio after the Portuguese coach's failure to agree a new deal with the Jambos saw him depart last month, shortly after supervising their 5-1 Scottish Cup final win over Edinburgh rivals Hibernian.
A Hearts spokesperson said: "We are delighted to announce the arrival of John McGlynn as manager of Heart of Midlothian FC."
McGlynn first joined Hearts in 1996 and had two spells as caretaker manager in 2005, before acting as assistant boss to Valdas Ivanauskas the following year when the Jambos won the Scottish Cup.
He quit Hearts in November 2006 to take over as manager at Raith and guided the Kirkcaldy club to the Second Division title in 2009.
"John's track record in developing young players is outstanding and one of the key criteria for the appointment was an ability to successfully integrate youngsters into a senior squad which can compete competitively at the top end of the table," added the Hearts spokesperson.
"He also knows the club intimately having previously spent 10 years as a coach here and we are confident he can take the club forward and build on the success of last season's William Hill Scottish Cup triumph."
Sergio left Hearts when talks broke down over a new deal within weeks of leading the Jambos to their crushing Cup final win.
He had been appointed Hearts manager in August last year before becoming the ninth man to leave the post under majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov.