VETERAN boss Neil Warnock would be a revelation as Hearts manager, insists his former Rotherham skipper Kirk Broadfoot.

The 70-year-old boss has left Championship side Cardiff City and reports indicate his name has been put forward to the Tynecastle outfit who are looking for a replacement for the sacked Craig Levein.

Ex-Scotland defender Broadfoot, now with St Mirren, reckons Warnock would turn the Edinburgh side into a major force.

The much-travelled gaffer has spoken in the past of his desire to take over one of the capital clubs and have a crack at Celtic and Rangers.

Former Rangers and Kilmarnock star Broadfoot, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “He would be a great appointment for Hearts, but great for Scottish football, in general.

“There would never be a dull moment if Neil was to come up here.

“He is some character, but, more importantly, he is a top manager, as he has proved throughout his career. If Neil was to go to Hearts, then he would turn Tynecastle into a fortress and nobody would like going there.

“It is a hard place to go just now, but Neil would definitely take it up a notch or two.

“He would unite everyone, the players and the fans, get everyone in it together.

“That is one of his great strengths. He loves being the underdog and trying to beat the big teams, so a job like Hearts would be perfect.”

Warnock has spent almost 40 years in management is one of the most successful coaches in English Football League history, boasting a record eight promotions.

He has been in charge of a host of clubs including Leeds, Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers.

Many thought he would retire when he announced his recent departure from Cardiff City, but now it appears he wants one last challenge.



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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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