Ex-Hearts manager Craig Levein 'makes return to football' with recently relegated club

Craig Levein has reportedly made a return to football after agreeing to lead Brechin City’s bid to return to the SPFL at the first time of asking.

Friday, 4th June 2021, 3:18 pm
Updated Friday, 4th June 2021, 3:53 pm
Former Hearts manager Craig Levein has reportedly taken up a role with Brechin City. Picture: SNS

According to the Courier, the former Hearts manager will take on a role similar to the director of football position he once held at Tynecastle. It is said he will not take a wage for this new role.

His first order of business will be in finding a new manager after the departure of Michael Paton while he’ll also look to help recruit players to the Angus club, who were relegated from the SPFL after a play-off final defeat to Kelty Hearts at the end of last season.

Levein has been out of the game since leaving an advisory role at Hearts last summer as the club wound down his contract after relieving him of the manager’s role in 2019. He’s since been working as a pundit, mainly for BBC Scotland.

Sign up to our Hearts newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Message from the editor

Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

If you haven't already, please consider supporting our sports coverage with a digital sports subscription.