Hearts boss Craig Levein named manager of the month

first_imgHearts manager Craig Levein has been named Premiership manager of the month for August.The accolade was awarded to Levein after he returned to work following a recent health scare.The Tynecastle side won all three of their Premiership matches last month and currently sit five points clear at the top of the table.Hearts began August with a 4-1 away victory over Hamilton before defeating champions Celtic 1-0 in Edinburgh. They continued their 100 per cent record as they eliminated Dunfermline from the League Cup before travelling to Rugby Park to secure a 1-0 win over Kilmarnock.Levein’s side have maintained their stunning form into September with a 4-1 victory over St Mirren at Tynecastle, followed up by last weekend’s 1-0 win at Motherwell.The former Scotland boss returned to watch that match from the stands at Fir Park.Levein said of the award: “It’s recognition for a lot of people at the club that we’ve started the season well. “Particularly, the staff that we’ve had to lean on the last couple of weeks who have been fantastic.“If I could cut it into a hundred pieces and hand it out I would.”Hearts face newly-promoted Livingston on Saturday as they look to cement their position at the top of the Premiershiplast_img

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