Uk news Fuming Steven Pressley delivers scathing Hearts Ann Budge leadership verdict PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The former Tynecastle captain didn't pull any punches as he took aim at Budge, departing skipper Christoph Berra and fan group the Foundation of Hearts.

Uk news Fuming Steven Pressley delivers scathing Hearts Ann Budge leadership verdict PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The former Tynecastle captain didn't pull any punches as he took aim at Budge, departing skipper Christoph Berra and fan group the Foundation of Hearts.

Uk news  Fuming Steven Pressley delivers scathing Hearts Ann Budge leadership verdict PremierLeague-News.Com
05 April 2021 - 19:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Raging Hearts legend Steven Pressley has slammed Ann Budge, Christophe Berra and the Foundation of Hearts in a scathing verdict on the club. The former centre-back didn't miss as he launched a stirring defence of current boss Robbie Neilson amid calls for him to be sacked at Tynecastle. Though the Jambos sit well clear at the top of the Championship, supporters have been unhappy with performances throughout the campaign. And the murmurs of discontent have grown louder following a humiliating Scottish Cup defeat to Brora Rangers that was followed by a limp home loss to Queen of the South. That was followed up last weekend with a disappointing stalemate in Dunfermline. Hearts manager Robbie Neilson during a Scottish Championship match between Hearts and Queen of the South (Image: SNS Group) However, Pressley told BBC Sportsound that the problems started at the top with chairman Budge. He said: "There is a couple of things just now, the direction of the club, in terms of the stability of it moving forward with the playing staff and the coaches, but there is also a severe lack of leadership within the club at exact this moment in time. "In Ann I think you've got a really good women, a really good person, who wants the best for Hearts. "But she is not showing, in my opinion, real leadership just now. I even look at here statement she made on the back of the disappointment at Brora. This was a time where I felt Robbie needed real support. If you read in depth into the statement she gave him no support." Read More Related Articles Steven Gerrard has more neck than a giraffe and Rangers Covid 5 defence doesn't add up - Hotline Read More Related Articles Eddie Howe nears Celtic LIVE as former Bournemouth boss urged to wait for summer Parkhead arrival Pressley then took aim at club icon Jim Jeffries, who is currently working in an advisory role at the capital side. "I'm looking at guys like Jim Jeffries, who is appointed to the board as an advisor, at a time when Robbie needs stability, support, that guy by his shoulder, I don't see him. I don't see it at all. "There are issues around this club. There are these people who are within this football club, who are around it, who portray themselves as these great Hearts men and have the best interests of the club at heart, that attach themselves to this club and prey on moments like this, wait on moments like this, love moments like this, that don't stand side by side with the manager. It is a club lacking leadership." Former teammate Berra was then lambasted by Pressley after he signed a pre-contract deal with Raith to walk away from the side after two spells at the club. He continued: "I look again just there at the weekend. Craig (Levein) made comments on the back of the Queen of the South game on Christophe Berra. Somebody that I really like, I have a lot of respect for, but he's the captain of that football club. "Craig, you were disappointed by his lack of leadership, I was even more disappointed by the lack of leadership he showed on the back of that. At a time where Hearts needed to batten down the hatches, he took the easy option. (Image: SNS Group) "He's had to show strength, take the flack that was coming, understand the situation, and move forward alongside his manager.

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. "I don't see (Joe) Savage come out and support the manager, I don't see any of these things. "I'm beating the table here because I'm passionate about this. I'm passionate about that football club and it lacks steel, it lacks leadership." The Foundation of Hearts were also in the firing line having publicly revealed that 200 supporters have cancelled their pledges, citing Neilson as the main factor in the dip. Sign up to our Record Sport newsletter Get all the latest Sports news sent straight to your Inbox every day by signing up to our newsletter. We cover every morsel of information regarding your favourite club in the form of articles, videos and podcasts. The newsletter will arrive every day at 12pm, giving you a round up of the best stories we've covered that in the last 24 hours. To sign up, simply enter your email address into the link here. He continued: "Do you know what else concerns me? That it could go under the stewardship of the Foundation of Hearts. You can't have a situation when you are putting money in, and on the back of some disappointing results, you lever the situation within the club. "You either put the money in unconditionally. Unconditionally. Or not at all. Or not at all." When challenged over the claim around the Foundation of Hearts and criticism of Neilson, he said: "Well do it in a different manner, don't do it publicly. "How can manager operate, how can a manager work in a club that is being run in that manner? That is what worries me." When asked if he thought Neilson had done a good job, he said: "One of my issues is that there has been a clear lack of direction within the club. "I don't think over the last three or four years, the type of managers that have been employed don't all have the same philosophy. They don't all have the same style, so in terms of recruitment it has been affected. Read More Related Articles Robbie Neilson claims Hearts players need a 'decapitation' to win penalties as Jambos boss slams referee Read More Related Articles Shay Logan breaks silence on Scott Brown's Celtic to Aberdeen transfer as he addresses speculation "I've gone public on this and I've said to Robbie, I thought they had a blessing in disguise that relegation came, because I don't think that squad is good enough. "I do think he will get promotion, and I do think he deserves support in the summer. "He will admit himself recruitment has been poor, but he has not have Savage in. He needs that support. "He deserves the support and next season to be judged."

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