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Sergio still in dark over Hearts future

20 May 2012 17:17:06

Sergio still in dark over Hearts future

Paulo Sergio expressed unhappiness with the silence over his future as manager of Hearts as his side paraded the William Hill Scottish Cup through Edinburgh.

The Portuguese, who succeeded Jim Jefferies as boss last August, oversaw a 5-1 win over Hibernian in the first all-Edinburgh Scottish Cup final since 1896 but is now out of contract and, with no offer forthcoming from Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov and the club's board, he is poised to return home to Portugal to await developments.

"I'm not happy with this situation. I'm happy with our supporters, with our players, with all we did together in this season in hard conditions," he said. "But I think in a moment like this that things should be more clear."

He continued: "To be honest with everybody, I don't know if I'm going to be here or not.

"Everybody knows I would like to stay but until this moment I don't have anything.

"In this situation what I have to do is to book a flight and return home and see my daughters. That's what I'm going to do. I'm here, people are here, but nobody has said anything until this moment, so it's not to me that you have to put the question.

"They are managing the club, they do what they want, what they think is normal to do. For me, we are losing too much time."

The uncertainty means Sergio has been unable to plan for the new campaign, which will include Europa League football.

He added: "Of course, normally I would have everything done in this moment. I have nothing done in this moment for next season."


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