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McGlynn gets Hearts job

McGlynn gets Hearts job

By Eurosport
Last update 27/06/2012 at 02:39 - Published on 27/06/2012 at 02:26
By Eurosport - 27/06/2012 at 02:39

Hearts have appointed John McGlynn as their new manager, with the former Raith Rovers boss replacing Paulo Sergio.

McGlynn, 50, was employed as a coach by Hearts for a decade but left six years ago to move into management with Raith.

He led the Second Division side to promotion, before establishing them in Scotland's second-tier First Division and taking The Rovers to their first Scottish Cup semi-final in 2010.

Rovers finished seventh in the First Division last season and McGlynn takes the reins at Hearts for a third time in his career, having briefly acted as caretaker following the departures of John Robertson and George Burley in 2005.

Hearts were without a manager after Portuguese coach Sergio failed to agree terms on a new contract despite winning the Scottish Cup in his first season.

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