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Neil­son back at Hearts

- Sports · Soccer · Infectious Diseases · Health Conditions · Dundee United F.C. · Dundee · Championship · Heart of Midlothian F.C.

Hearts have reap­pointed Rob­bie Neil­son as man­ager af­ter agree­ing a com­pen­sa­tion deal with Dundee United.

The 40-year-old, who was pre­vi­ously in charge at Tynecas­tle be­tween 2014 and 2016, re­joins the Jam­bos on a three-year con­tract.

“You don’t turn down the chance to come to a club like Hearts and I’m ab­so­lutely de­lighted to be com­ing back,” said Neil­son.

Neil­son guided Dundee United to the Cham­pi­onship ti­tle last sea­son in a cam­paign cur­tailed due to the coro­n­avirus pan­demic.

He will re­turn to the Scot­tish tier with Hearts af­ter they fin­ished bot­tom of the Pre­mier­ship and were rel­e­gated.

The for­mer de­fender, who spent nine years as a Hearts player, added: “I had some great ex­pe­ri­ences here and I’m keen to pick up where I left off.”

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