First Team

Jorg Sievers appointed Assistant Manager

9th January 2020

Heart of Midlothian is delighted to confirm the appointment of Jorg Sievers as Assistant Manager.

Jorg has signed a deal until the summer of 2022 and arrives from German Bundesliga 2 club Hannover 96, where he previously worked with Daniel Stendel.

The former goalkeeper spent his entire playing career with Hannover, amassing close to 500 appearances and playing a key role in the club’s 1992 German (DFB) Cup winning season. Jorg later took up a coaching role at the club and was Daniel’s assistant during his time in charge of the club. In recent years he has also worked as the club’s goalkeeping coach.

“I have worked with Daniel previously at Hannover. When Daniel was the manager I was his assistant so I know him well,” said Jorg.

“He got in touch with me and asked me to join him here at Hearts. I travelled over to Edinburgh for a few days last month and was able to watch the games against Hibs and Aberdeen at Tynecastle.

“During that time I was able to visit the training centre as well and everything felt very good, so I said yes!

“I know the club is not in a good position in the league table at the moment but if I didn’t think we could improve then I wouldn’t have come here. We have a little bit of time now before the next game and we have work to do.”

Watch Jorg's Hearts TV interview HERE.