MK Dons agree terms with Hearts for manager Robbie Neilsonby Jack Kitson / 01 December 2016, 22:16Tweet
League One outfit MK Dons have agreed terms with SPL side Hearts for their manager Robbie Neilson, who was then appointed on Friday.
Thet talks were successful and compensation has been agreed between the two parties.
The move is undoubtedly a dent to the pride of Scottish football, with Neilson leaving a Hearts side up in 2nd in the country's top-flight in order to inherit an MK Dons team who are just two points above the League One drop zone.
Neilson took charge of his final Hearts match on Wednesday, leading his troops to a cracking 2-0 win over Rangers, with whom they leapfrogged into 2nd spot, behind pacesetters Celtic.
The 36-year-old has now subsequently agreed a deal to become the eighth permanent MK Dons manager since they were founded in 2004, replacing Karl Robinson six weeks after he vacated the post.
MK Dons had been linked with Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Ryan Giggs (who between them have managed just four games), but in the end opted for the promising young gaffer, Neilson, who has already achieved a lot in a short time as a manager.
During his time in the Tynecastle dugout Neilson led the club up to the SPL as the winners of the Scottish Championship, before securing a 3rd place finish last season, while he now leaves Hearts 2nd in the SPL with 26 points from 15 matches.
Meanwhile, Ian Cathro has emerged as the scorching hot 1/7 favourite to replace Neilson at Hearts - latest odds here.