Hearts manager Craig Levein, previously with Leicester City, is experiencing great days on top of the Scottish Premier League table. Levein returned to management duties at Hearts last season, after being the clubs director of football.
The recent appointment of Steven Gerrard at Rangers is what the media are talking about and despite their club being in a midtable position they grab most headlines. The two giants are still the most important, despite the form of Hearts and Hibs.
Craig Levein struggled heavilly when in charge at Leicester City. In Scotland it’s been a totally different story. He looks well orientated and able to make small miracles. His previous management work at Hearts, before moving down south, was brilliant, and when he returned to Scotland and Dundee United the job was done in a manner that gave him a chance to take over the national team, being in charge from 2009 to 2012.
After returning as manager for Hearts last season, finishing 6th, Levein has over the summer signed new players and silently build a good and improved team. In August it was reported that Levein had been taken ill to hospital, and Austin MacPhee, the assistant, was his caretaker.
Well returned to his duties, Levein is now leading Hearts in great manner. Today an important fixture as Hearts play Steven Gerrard and his Rangers. Hearts are eight points in front of Rangers and six points above Celtic.
As a curiosity, another former fox, Neil Lennon is the manager of Hibs who are 2nd in the table just two points behind. To see two former foxes doing well is always nice and especially in this typical Leicester City way, outfoxing giants like Rangers and Celtic with big names such as Brendan Rodgers and Steven Gerrard at the helm.