Next Game

Stenh'muir v Hearts

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 19:30

Scot Comm'ties Lge Cup Second Round

Last Game

Raith 0 - 4 Hearts

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 15:00

Scots Champ

Locke happy with Hearts legacy

Gary Locke admits he can walk away from Tynecastle with his head held high following his dismissal last Monday.

Last Updated: 16/05/14 at 11:22 Post Comment

Gary Locke: Future bright for the Jambos

Gary Locke: Future bright for the Jambos

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Locke, named Premiership Manager of the Month for April despite the club's relegation to the Championship, believes the legacy he has left behind will serve the club well for years to come.

New owner Ann Budge chose to replace Locke, and his No 2 Billy Brown, with a management team of Robbie Neilson and Craig Levein, but Locke shows no animosity to his former Hearts team mates.

Speaking to Sky Sports News the 38-year-old, who captained Hearts to Scottish Cup glory in 1998, said: "It was tough, but that's football and we have to move on.

"My chapter at Hearts is over and I have to try and look elsewhere. I am hoping to get back into football as soon as possible, although I realise that will be difficult."

Locke, who refused to speak about Neilson and Levein, drafted in a number of promising youngsters last season after Hearts were hit with a transfer embargo and a 15-point deduction for entering administration.

Forward trio Sam Nicholson, Billy King and Dale Carrick, plus defensive duo Callum Paterson and Jordan McGhee gave notice of fine futures at the highest level and Locke is hopeful his former club will bounce back at the first attempt next season.

"We have had to do a lot of groundwork with these boys but I certainly think next season they will be a lot better for what they have experienced and I wish them all the best," he added.

"You can see by the results towards the end of the season that that is the reason we have been given this award. People have certainly noticed that we have done a reasonable job."

Locke and his backroom staff were recognised after they amassed 10 points from three games during the month, three more than Celtic, St Mirren and St Johnstone, with Aberdeen next best on six.

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is brilliant! All these years of moral ambiguity, grey areas of offence and context..now we have a simple, easy to follow guide to right and wrong. What did you do today? I kicked the face off a panda . Oh well, you didn't rape, kill anyone or abuse a minor, knock yourself champ.

megabrow (cufc)
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

I

wonder if he'd feel the same way if he wasn't a white, non-jewish heterosexual male. Because Mackay has basically insulted everyone else!

Jay_D
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

C

heers Harry. I was wondering if he'd murdered anyone

Ezy_Rider
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

Footer 365

Transfer report: Manchester United close on Real Madrid and Argentina winger Angel di Maria

Manchester United are set to sign Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria, according to Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.

Sky Bet League 2: Morecambe top after beating Cambridge as Burton are held at Newport

Morecambe are top of the Sky Bet League Two table after claiming a fourth straight win at Cambridge, but Burton were held at Newport.

Premier League: Late goals rescue a 2-2 draw for Arsenal at Everton

Arsenal scored two late goals as they came from behind in a gripping encounter at Goodison Park to hold Everton to a 2-2 draw.

Mail Box

More Fan Mail For Football365...

'Just p*ss off with your righteous indignation will you. W*nkers.' There's a lot of anger going around for what should have been a sleepy Friday afternoon at F365 Towers...

Man United: One Game To Save Season

They have one match to convince decent players that they are worth joining - over to you, Louis. We also have mails on Malky Mackay, Mario Balotelli and Tim...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property