Hearts boss Ian Cathro sacked after League Cup exit
Heart of Midlothian head coach Ian Cathro has been sacked after just seven months in charge.
The 31-year-old lost half of his 30 matches in charge, winning seven and drawing eight.
The Jambos were knocked out of the Scottish League Cup on Saturday after losing on penalties against Dunfermline Athletic. They lost to Scottish League Two side Peterhead earlier this month.
“Craig Levein, Hearts’ Director of Football, has confirmed that Head Coach Ian Cathro, will leave the Club with immediate effect,” a statement on the Hearts official website said.
“The Board wishes it to be known that this was a very difficult decision, reluctantly made, as every member of the Board recognises that Ian is an extremely talented young coach with a very bright future ahead of him. We thank Ian for all of his efforts and wish him well in the future.
“A further statement will be made tomorrow in relation to management plans for this weekend’s Ladbrokes Premiership match against Celtic and longer term.”
Hearts open their Scottish Premiership campaign away to Celtic on Saturday.