Hearts give Billy Brown a contract extension

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Hearts assistant manager Billy Brown has been handed a further reprieve after his contract was extended by a month.

The surprise decision was followed by news that managing director David Southern and director of football John Murray had agreed to take a pay cut.

However, administrator Bryan Jackson performed a partial U-turn following talks with a delegation of Hearts players, announcing that Brown would stay on until his contract expired at the end of this month.

Brown will be in the dugout for Sunday’s League Cup semi-final against Inverness after he was kept on further.

A statement from BDO read: “The administrators have extended the contract of assistant manager Billy Brown to the end of February.”

Jackson added: “It makes sense to offer Billy an extension on his contract to cover this crucial fixture.”

The 63-year-old initially worked on a voluntary basis when he rejoined Hearts for a third coaching spell in the summer before being awarded a short-term contract in September.