Levein praise for McCann’s Dens dugout risk
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.”