Hearts coach Jon Daly leaves Tynecastle by mutual agreement

Two-time interim manager has left after nearly four years at Tynecastle

Wednesday, 1st January 2020, 11:20 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st January 2020, 11:21 am
Jon Daly has left Hearts by mutual agreement

Jon Daly has left Hearts by mutual agreement, the club has confirmed.

The 36-year-old, who initially joined the Capital club as Under-20s coach in January 2016, went onto become first team coach at Tynecastle, and twice led the club as interim manager following the departures of Robbie Neilson and Ian Cathro.

Following the arrival of Daniel Stendel last month as the new first team manager, Daly and fellow coaches Liam Fox and Austin MacPhee were snubbed by the German, who installed reserve team boss Andy Kirk as his right-hand man in the dugout.

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A statement from Hearts read: "The club would like to thank Jon for his effforts at Tynecastle Park and wishes him well in the future."

Born in Dublin, Daly had an 18-year playing career, scoring more than 130 goals in all competitions for teams including Stockport County, Hartlepool United, Dundee United, Rangers and Raith Rovers.

He won the Scottish Cup with the Tannadice outfit in 2010 and helped the Gers to the Scottish League One title in 2014.