‘I for one welcome our new German overlord. Now let’s crack on with some gegenpressing’ - Hearts fans thrilled by Daniel Stendel appointment

Announcement of new manager provides welcome lift to Jambos in immediate aftermath of defeat at Motherwell

Saturday, 7th December 2019, 7:26 pm
Updated Saturday, 7th December 2019, 7:27 pm
Daniel Stendel's appointment has thrilled Hearts supporters.
Daniel Stendel's appointment has thrilled Hearts supporters.

Here is a flavour of the Twitter reaction to Hearts’ long-awaited appointment of Daniel Stendel as manager.

@HeartsRant: “Yes!! Let this be the start of a new era for Heart of Midlothian.”

@PantsShaton: “Well done Mrs B - by all accounts a very professional process and great determination to get the number 1 available manager.”

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@Davlum17: “Welcome Daniel. You’ve got one hell of a job now!”

@Rods1112: “I for one welcome our new German overlord. Now let’s crack on with some gegenpressing.”

@mikey1874: “Hopefully he knows how to play attacking football. Something we have not seen for 2 seasons. Big job on his hands but here's hoping he has a positive impact.”

@huntero1874: “Absolutely buzzing with the appointment, welcome Daniel. season starts Saturday now.”

@FegBizet: “Hearts desperately need a transformative managerial appointment and Daniel Stendel seems a good choice because he offers hope of just that. Perhaps Tuesday marks an end to the unintelligible coaching and fog of doublespeak that have been the main constants in the last 4 years.”

@iainmerc: “I don’t know anything about this guy, other than what I’ve read and heard, but I wish him all the best @JamTarts and hope he is given the time and space to sort out, clear, dispose, restructure and galvanise the squad and club.”

@theitalianjambo: “Viel glück Daniel, you come in on one of the darkest times for our beloved Club. We are a sinking ship: what we ask you is to get rid of the deadwood (and trust me, there is an awful lot) and restore the joy we used to have to come to Tynie. We're all behind you!”

@ChrisA_1874 borrowed some Whigfield lyrics to welcome the German: “SATURDAY NIGHT AND I LIKE THE WAY YOU MOVE..... DANIEL STENDEL.”

Barnsley fan @El_Tdawg added: “Hopefully you have the players to play how he wants. The players will need to be young, dynamic and full of running. Will I be accepted as a new plastic Hearts fan?”