FORMER Scotland international midfielder Stuart McCall has held talks with Hearts over the vacant managerial position.
The ex-Motherwell and Rangers caretaker boss has been in discussions with the Tynecastle hierarchy to take over from Craig Levein who was sacked last month.
McCall is likely to team up with ex-Jambos star Kenny Black, who has been his long-term No.2, if he lands the job.
The 55-year-old experienced campaigner, who has also had stints in charge at Watford and Scunthorpe United, has met with Ann Budge, the Edinburgh club’s owner, and her interview panel this week.
He was a success at the Fir Park club and led them into a second-placed finish and also into Champions League football.
Former Alloa, St Mirren and Sunderland chief Jack Ross, who is set to take over from Paul Heckingbottom at Hibs, and ex-Birmingham City boss Steve Cotterill have also been interviewed over the past 72 hours.
Ex-Hearts Scottish Cup-winning winger Neil McCann, who has been out of work since being sacked by Dundee in October last year, is also believed to have been interviewed.
Neil Warnock, who left Cardiff City recently, has also been linked with the job.