S
SEARCH
M
SM
Thursday, June 4
Collect News Data
/esi/1339/6_A_1_400243_0/index.html?art_id=400243&ESI

Daniel Stendel hopeful of second chance in Premiership with Hearts

:Headline: Daniel Stendel hopeful of second chance in Premiership with Hearts:
Club owner Ann Budge hopes to find an agreement on a revamp of the Scottish league that would prevent Hearts being relegated.

Daniel Stendel is convinced he can do a better job if Hearts secure a relegation reprieve and he gets a second chance in the Scottish Premiership.

The German manager's future remains in the balance while club owner Ann Budge bids to find agreement on a revamp of the Scottish league that would prevent Hearts being relegated.

Stendel arrived in Edinburgh in December but only managed two wins from 14 league games to leave his side four points adrift when football was suspended on March 13.

Stendel enjoyed league wins over Rangers and Hibernian (PA)

Hearts were relegated on Monday when it was decided the top flight could not be completed and Stendel's contract includes a relegation clause which could see him depart.

The former Barnsley manager, who has spent the lockdown period in Germany, told Hearts TV: "In the end, it was only a short time that I could work for Hearts but it was a special time. I like this club, I like the people, I like the supporters. It's a great experience for me.

"I am a little bit unhappy about our situation but I am convinced we can do it better. I hope we have a chance to play in the Premiership next year.

"At the moment I have no contract in the Championship but we will speak with Ann in the next few days and I can see my path for the situation.

“It wouldn't be easy but we had a good chance. After the split you have the chance to play against every team in the bottom six, and it's a big chance to change the situation.”
- Hearts boss Daniel Stendel

"This is not what I expected when I came to Hearts. I wanted to get the club back to a normal position but the task is not over.

"I hope we can find a solution with the league, with Ann, with me, that we can do it again."

Budge is expected to unveil her reconstruction proposals on Monday but the situation across the league has shifted dramatically since some Premiership clubs appeared to scupper the prospect two weeks ago.

With the financial constraints of behind-closed-doors games and constant Covid-19 testing, the bottom two divisions look increasingly unlikely to start in 2020 and there are major doubts over the Championship.

Budge and Stendel are set for talks (PA)

Stendel insists Budge is seeking a solution that will have wider benefits.

"I have had a lot of calls with Ann in the last (few) weeks and I see the situation is not so easy," he said.

"I hoped we could finish the league but the coronavirus stopped it and then I thought 'OK we are bottom, it's not the best situation, it's our fault, but the season is 38 games and we have played 30'. And I thought we cannot be relegated when we have eight games left.

"It wouldn't be easy but we had a good chance. After the split you have the chance to play against every team in the bottom six, and it's a big chance to change the situation.

"Monday's decision was a big blow but I hope we have a small chance.

"The feeling is that Hearts are only looking out for themselves but that's not right, we are looking for the best for Scottish football and a solution that is fair for everyone. I hope we find a solution that is the best for Scottish football, the Scottish league, and I hope we get a chance to show it.

"I don't know much about the Championship but there is a chance to restructure the league because 12 teams is not too much. It's a good chance to try it and a good solution. After one year you can see whether it was the right thing or not."

body check tags ::

amp_article_400243 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2020-05-23 19:14:22:
html db last update - 2020-06-01 13:59:52 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html

Coronavirus outbreak - Click here for more stories

Click here for more stories about Daniel Stendel

Click here for more stories about Hearts

Share this article now:
Show comments

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Read more about Daniel Stendel Football
Recommended Next on SM
Neil Lennon: 'Celtic deserve to be declared champions'
Man United to consider swap deal for Jadon Sancho?
PL trio 'have 12 days to trigger Werner clause'
Hearts confirm exits of 15 players in summer exodus
Scottish Premiership Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CCeltic30262289197080
2RangersRangers29214464194567
3Motherwell30144124138346
4Aberdeen3012994036445
5Livingston30109114139239
6Hibernian30910114249-737
7St Johnstone2981292846-1836
8Kilmarnock3096153141-1033
9St Mirren3078152441-1729
10Ross County3078152960-3129
11Hamilton AcademicalHamilton3069153050-2027
RHearts30411153152-2123
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool29271166214582
2Manchester CityMan City28183768313757
3Leicester CityLeicester29165858283053
4Chelsea29146951391248
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd29129844301445
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves29101364134743
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28111073025543
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs29118104740741
9Arsenal2891364036440
10Burnley29116123440-639
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
12Everton29107123746-937
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2998122541-1635
14Southampton29104153552-1734
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton29611123240-829
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2976163550-1527
17Watford2969142744-1727
18Bournemouth2976162947-1827
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich CityNorwich2956182552-2721
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.