VIDEO: New Hearts boss Daniel Stendel arrives and speaks about his appointment


Daniel Stendel has expressed his pride at becoming the new Hearts manager after touching down in Edinburgh.

The German arrived at the city’s airport on a flight from Hamburg shorty after 5pm on Monday evening.

Despite an ongoing compensation wrangle with former club Barnsley, the 45-year-old will officially be unveiled tomorrow afternoon at Tynecastle ahead of taking to the dugout for the first time in Saturday’s crucial visit of St Johnstone.

Speaking shortly after walking through international arrivals, Stendel said: “I’m excited and delighted to be here, it’s a good opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to my time with Hearts.

“It’s a good experience for me to manage in Scotland and Hearts are a traditional club.”

Stendel was confirmed as Craig Levein’s successor on a two-and-a-half year deal on Saturday, within minutes of Hearts’ 1-0 loss at Motherwell.

The Frankfurt-born manager inherits a team currently sitting tenth in the Premiership, with only goal difference separating Hearts from Hamilton and Saints in the relegation zone.