Hearts staff hit by cutbacks

Administrators BDO have made 14 people redundant after meeting with the staff of Hearts at Tynecastle.

Last Updated: 20/06/13 at 23:06 Post Comment

Staff at Tynecastle are meeting with administrators of Hearts

Staff at Tynecastle are meeting with administrators of Hearts

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The troubled Scottish Premier League club have debts of over £25m with secured creditors Ukio Bankas and Ukio Bankas Investment Group.

Four of the redundancies are expected to be from the playing staff, but Trevor Birch of BDO is confident there will be no stumbling blocks dealing with authorities in Lithuania.

"I don't think that should be a problem," Birch said to Sky Sports News before his meeting with employees at Tynecastle.

And Birch insists everyone involved in the process in trying to ensure the club remains playing at their current ground.

"That's what the intention is because obviously everybody wins by doing that."

Meanwhile, fans have been urged to buy 3,000 season tickets in the next 14 days to keep the club afloat - and the rest of the squad together.

Joint-administrator Bryan Jackson said: "If season ticket money comes in it puts us in a situation where we won't be forced to fire-sale players, which makes the club more attractive for a new owner to come in.

"All we can do is the usual plea to all the fans to rally round. We know they have given, and given, but we are still asking them to give again because there is really nowhere else for us to go.

"If people don't buy season tickets, we are really running out of options."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

sn'tthis strange. Last season we were worried that we were stuck with a Dinosaur in Moyes while Liverpool and Everton were disappearing into the distance with their young, spritely managerts, playing football from heaven. Progressive managers, they said. Managers who understand the modern game.........

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: The pressure's on

B

eing consistently and unrelentingly dog turd really takes it out of you. Try shadow boxing. That's what it's like watching Liverpool, punching thin air.

sinbadsdad
Neville: Reds need a rest

G

ood list, some crackers in there. For me, I'd have had Steve McManaman for Liverpool away at Celtic in the UEFA cup in 1997. I was in the ground that night and everyone kept screaming at him to make a pass, but he just kept going and going and going...brilliant, and in the dying minutes too.

uncle-muller
F365's Top Ten Counter-Attacking Goals

Footer 365

Champions League: Carlo Ancelotti backs Basle against Liverpool

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti expects Basle to avoid defeat against Liverpool and join them in the second round.

Champions League: Brendan Rodgers hails 'character' of Liverpool after draw at Ludogorets

Brendan Rodgers hailed the character of his Liverpool team after their 2-2 draw away to Ludogorets in the Champions League.

Champions League: Liverpool must cut out errors at set pieces, says Gary Neville

Liverpool's defensive frailties at set pieces will continue to haunt them, says Gary Neville.

Mail Box

Makes Sense To Make Gerrard Liverpool Manager

That's the thoughts of one Mailboxer, who wants Jamie Carragher as defensive coach. Plus views on Arsenal, Malmo v Juventus, Alexis Sanchez & tremendous improvement...

Mails: Quit Massaging Mourinho's Ego

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox after it was claimed that the Chelsea boss has transformed Cesc Fabregas into a complete player. Plus, more on Arsenal...

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