Hearts boss Craig Levein grateful for ‘overwhelming’ support as he targets Motherwell match return

Hearts manager Craig Levein (SNS Group / Paul Devlin)
Hearts manager Craig Levein (SNS Group / Paul Devlin)

HEARTS boss Craig Levein has thanked the ‘footballing family’ for their support as he recovers at home.

The 53-year-old was taken to hospital on Monday morning after falling unwell and is set to face a spell away from the touchline.

In a post on his Twitter account, he wrote: “Out of Twitter retirement for a short period. I’d like everyone to know that I’m feeling great and aiming to be back in the dugout for the Motherwell match, all being well.

“I’d like to thank the paramedics and all staff in the CCU at ERI for their care and professionalism.”

Levein will pick the team to face St Mirren this weekend, with assistant Austin MacPhee taking charge in the dugout.

An international break follows the week after before the trip to Fir Park on September 15.

In a further tweet, Levein added: “I’d also like to thank the professional footballing family for their amazing support, it’s been overwhelming.

“Huge respect and gratitude to the Hearts supporters and those of other clubs (including our friends across the city) who have taken time to wish me well.”

Hearts currently sit on top of the Scottish Premiership as the only side to have won three out of three opening fixtures.