Hearts clear all ‘football debt’ from Romanov’s reign

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Hearts announced that they have now cleared all “football debt” remaining from Vladimir Romanov’s tenure as owner.

Former players John Sutton, Andrew Driver and Marius Zaliukas were among those Hearts had owed money to after they were effectively made redundant when the club entered administration in June 2013.

But Hearts, now owned by Ann Budge, confirmed that all outstanding debts from the previous regime have been paid off.

A Hearts spokesperson said: “Settling the football debt was viewed as a priority by the new owner and the club worked closely with the PFA Scotland to make it happen as quickly as possible.”

PFA Scotland chief executive Fraser Wishart said: “We’re delighted to hear our members have received all the outstanding monies owed to them. Hearts have been great to deal with and settled these debts very quickly. Ann Budge and her team have dealt with the matter in a professional manner which has led to these debts being settled in a short period.”