AS Craig Levein’s return as Hearts manager is confirmed, we’ve taken a look back at some memorable matches from his first stint in charge.
Hearts 7-1 Dunfermline
Just two months into his tenure, Levein masterminds a thrashing of their Fife counterparts. Stephane Adam, Andy Kirk and Colin Cameron all score doubles, Robert Tomaschek also nets.
Hearts 5-1 Hibs
The Gorgie side embarrass their fierce city rivals with a 5-1 thrashing in the second game of the season. Summer recruit Mark De Vries becomes an instant fans hero after netting four. Andy Kirk is also on target.
Hibs 1-2 Hearts
Hearts stage a memorable comeback at Easter Road after Kevin McKenna and Phil Stamp score in the final four minutes to cancel out Mixu Paatelainen’s opener.
Hearts 4-4 Hibs
Hibs think they’ve got the game sewn up with goals from Craig James and Grant Brebner in the 89th and 90th minutes but, in an incredible ending, Graham Weir rescues a point with two injury time goals in a game that has gone down in Tynecastle folklore.
Hearts 2-1 Celtic
Hearts end a run of 12 straight losses to Celtic as a last-gasp screamer from Austin McCann seals victory. The defeat proves costly to Celtic, who lose out on the league title to Rangers by one goal.
Bordeaux 0-1 Hearts
Hearts stun their French counterparts with one of their best ever European results. Mark De Vries scores but they are knocked out of the now-defunct UEFA Cup following a 2-0 second leg defeat.
Rangers 0-1 Hearts
Levein leads Hearts to their first victory at Ibrox in eight years. Joe Hamill grabs the only goal.
Hearts 3-1 S.C. Braga
Hearts lay the foundations for a successful passage through to the UEFA Cup Group Stages with a first leg victory over the Portuguese side. Andy Webster, Paul Hartley and Patrick Kisnorbo are all on the score sheet. They draw the second leg 2-2.