Hearts appoint Duffy

Hearts have appointed Jim Duffy as director of football until the end of the season.

The former Hibernian and Dundee manager was originally brought in by head coach Graham Rix at the end of January to help with the coaching at Tynecastle.

However, after the Jambos’ 2-1 defeat by Aberdeen in the Bank of Scotland Premier League at Tynecastle on Saturday, majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov has moved Duffy into his new role, which, ostensibly, promotes him above Rix.

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