Hearts are facing melt down as owner Vladimir Romanov has said before that the club must cut its wage bill and rely more on young players coming through from its academy.
As he said on the club website:
Every business would welcome new investment if the right partners could be found. Developing young players rather than making expensive signings, and thereby living within their means, is something the vast majority of football clubs need to do. And few would disagree that Hearts need a new main stand sooner rather than later.
Hearts have talked about the desirability of a new stadium at an as-yet-unidentified site Romanov would welcome new investment if the right partners could be found. Romanov’s has said he would consider selling the club if a partner were not found.
Over the past few weeks, senior figures at Hearts have questioned his commitment to the club, and the tone of his statement suggests they have been right to do so.
“I haven’t lost my interest in the club but I have for football,” he said. Well, it’s a football club, and if you’re not keen on football it’s hard to see how you can remain enthusiastic about Hearts.