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Austin stays at Hearts

16th July 2018

Austin MacPhee turns down head coach role in India to remain as Hearts' assistant manager.

Austin MacPhee will remain at Hearts after turning down a managerial offer. 

The Jambos’ assistant manager was approached by an Indian Super League side last week with a view to taking on the position of head coach. 

However, following discussions with the club in question, and with Hearts manager Craig Levein and owner Ann Budge, the 38-year-old has decided to stay at Tynecastle.

Speaking to, Austin said: “It was an interesting offer from the Indian Super League side and one I thought very seriously about. 

“However, at this moment in time it is probably not the right opportunity for me and I am delighted to be continuing my work at Hearts.

“There is a lot to feel positive about as we head into the new season and I’m very much looking forward to the campaign ahead."