Club News

Fox leaves Hearts

1st September 2020

Liam Fox has today left Heart of Midlothian Football Club.

The 36-year-old ends a five-and-a-half-year spell on the coaching staff having returned to the club in 2015, following a playing career that began at Tynecastle.

Liam took on the role of U17s coach during the summer of 2015 before stepping up to the U20s, all the while assisting Robbie Neilson and Stevie Crawford’s first team on matchdays.

In 2017 he joined the first-team coaching set up and, following a reshuffle when Daniel Stendel took over as manager in December 2019, became head coach of the reserves.

With no reserve football taking place this year and Robbie bringing in Lee McCulloch and Gordon Forrest to coach the first team, after considering all options including another role at the club, Liam has decided to bring to an end his time at the club.

Speaking to the Official Hearts Website, Liam said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Hearts.

“I know Robbie well and he’s brought his own coaching team in, which I completely understand and respect. We’ve all been up front and honest with each other, to the point where I was offered a different role, however I feel that now is the right time for me to move on and push on in my career.

“There have been some tough challenges along the way but also some really good highs too. I’ve worked with some top players and backroom staff so it’s been a great learning ground and I’ve gained some invaluable knowledge from many people at the club.

“I’d like to thank Ann for giving me an opportunity five-and-a-half-years ago, and thank the fans for always giving their all for the Club because I know how much it is appreciated behind the scenes.”

Owner and Chair Ann Budge said: “Liam has been on the coaching staff for most of my time at the Club. I wish we could have convinced him to stay for the next phase in our story but we fully understand his decision.

“He has been a pleasure to work with and will be missed. I have absolutely no doubt that he will go on to have a hugely successful career. “

The Club would like to thank Liam for all of his hard work and the dedication he’s shown during his time at Tynecastle, both with the first team and helping to shape the future of the young talent in our Academy system. We wish him all the best in the future.