Hearts have confirmed the appointment of Jorg Sievers as the club’s new assistant manager.
The German moves to Tynecastle from Hanover, where he has worked as assistant manager and goalkeeping coach and was Stendel’s right-hand man when he was in charge at the club.
Sievers has signed a deal until the summer of 2022.
“Daniel got in touch with me and asked me to join him here at Hearts, he told Hearts’ official website. “I travelled over to Edinburgh for a few days last month and was able to watch the games against Hibs and Aberdeen at Tynecastle.
“During that time I was able to visit the training centre as well and everything felt very good, so I said yes.
“I know the club is not in a good position in the league table at the moment but if I didn’t think we could improve then I wouldn’t have come here.
“We have a little bit of time now before the next game and we have work to do.”