Club News

Crawford to become No. 2

22nd May 2014

Robbie Neilson set to welcome Stevie Crawford as his Assistant Head Coach.

Heart of Midlothian Football Club can confirm that Stevie Crawford is set to be appointed as Assistant Head Coach.

The club has agreed terms with Falkirk, where Stevie has been Assistant Manager since 2011, and the ex-Scotland striker will join the Tynecastle coaching set-up as Robbie Neilson's No. 2.

Speaking exclusively to Hearts News, Robbie, Head Coach, said: "I'm delighted that Stevie is going to come on-board as my assistant. I know him well as we've worked together at Falkirk, attended SFA coaching courses together and, of course, played against each other.

"He'll assist with developing the players and he's got a great track record of producing talented young players at Falkirk. He's an international striker who's had a great career in the game. In the last 6 or 7 years he's been focusing more and more on the coaching side of things.

"I know that he'll be a big benefit to the club. He's got a great wealth of knowledge and the boys will learn from him, especially the attacking players.

"I'm certain that he'll be a big benefit to the Football Academy as all the coaches, myself included, look to work closely together with all age groups."

Stevie enjoyed a colourful playing career on both sides of the border, playing for several Scottish Premiership teams and winning 25 caps for Scotland.

He moved into the dugout in 2009 as Player/Manager of East Fife, before joining the Bairns in 2011.