Hearts in talks with Newcastle over Ian Cathro switch

Heart of Midlothian are in talks with United over a move for Ian Cathro.

Monday, 5th December 2016, 6:52 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 3:43 pm
Ian Cathro

The Scottish Premiership club want assistant coach Cathro to replace Robbie Neilson, who has taken over as manager of MK Dons.

The 30-year-old would become the youngest manager in the history of Scotland's top tier if he is appointed at Tynecastle.

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Cathro started his coaching career at Dundee United under Hearts director of football Craig Levein.

Speaking before Hearts made their approach, Newcastle manager Benitez said: "He is a great young coach with some experience and he has a great future.

“I have no idea (if we'll get an approach). Every is talking about the same. It depends on their head coach at the moment.”