Levein praise for McCann’s Dens dugout risk

The Press and Journal (Inverness) - - SPORT -

Hearts man­ager Craig Levein reck­ons Neil McCann has proved his brav­ery by swap­ping the safety of the pun­dits’ couch for the Dundee dugout.

McCann gave up a lu­cra­tive po­si­tion with Sky Sports to take his first step in man­age­ment when he stepped into the Dens Park hot seat full-time this sum­mer.

That sur­prised Levein, who felt his for­mer Tynecas­tle team-mate could have taken the easy op­tion by re­main­ing in the TV stu­dio.

Levein, who takes his side to Dundee to­day said: “It’s easy sit­ting be­hind a desk in front of the TV cam­eras point­ing out things peo­ple should have done.

“It’s a lot braver to go into the dugout, be in the arena and ac­tu­ally test your­self. All credit to Neil for be­ing brave enough to do that – some oth­ers aren’t quite as brave.”

Dundee have se­cured four points out of the last six on of­fer in­clud­ing one from last week’s draw at Kil­marnock.

Now Kevin Holt is de­ter­mined they will se­cure an­other three points to­day.

He said: “If we want to be suc­cess­ful we have to win as many of our home games as we can.

“So on the back of the St John­stone game where we played well, we will look to carry that into this week in what is an­other winnable match.

“How­ever, Hearts are a good team and they al­ready seem more sta­ble but we are at home and we are con­fi­dent.”

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