Hearts has hired Jim Jefferies as manager hours after announcing Csaba Laszlo's departure.
The 45-year-old Laszlo left Friday after one-and-a-half years in charge, making him the longest serving manager since Lithuanian businessman Vladimir Romanov took full control in December 2005.
Laszlo continually bemoaned the cash-strapped club's refusal to sanction the signing of a new striker this season.
Jefferies played 227 games for Hearts between 1967 and 1981.
Hearts is fifth in the SPL.