Steven Naismith is the Heart of Midlothian head coach, having been appointed to the role on a permanent basis in September 2023.

The former Kilmarnock, Rangers and Everton striker was part of Steve Clarke’s staff for the Scotland national team when he retired from playing, and also served as Hearts’ player development manager before taking charge of the B team in 2022.

When Robbie Neilson was sacked towards the end of the 2022/23 Scottish Premiership season, Naismith was named as his replacement on an interim basis. After impressing during his temporary stint, the former Scotland internationalist was then named as the club’s technical director in June 2023 before being appointed head coach in September 2023.

Naismith guided Hearts to the Scottish Cup and League Cup semi-finals during his first full season in charge, as well as sealing third place – and guaranteed European league phase football in the 2024/25 season – in impressive fashion.

Read on for all the latest Steven Naismith news, interviews and updates on the manager.


Latest Steven Naismith news

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As reported by Hearts Standard, here is a selection of the latest Steven Naismith news stories.

Why Hearts investment in Oriam upgrades is so important

Hearts boss reveals squad stance ahead of new season

Steven Naismith gives Hearts Europa or Conference League answer


Steven Naismith press conference

The latest Steven Naismith press conference was held at Tynecastle Park on Saturday 18 May 2024 after the final game of the Scottish Premiership season, when Hearts drew 3-3 with Phillipe Clement’s Rangers. Here’s what Naismith had to say after the match.


Steven Naismith interview

Speaking ahead of Hearts’ training camp in Tenerife, Steven Naismith provided Hearts Standard with the inside track on what he hopes to achieve during pre-season. You can read the full interview here.

Hearts confirm warm weather pre-season camp for July


Steven Naismith age

Born in Irvine, Scotland on 14 September 1986, Steven Naismith is 37 years old.


Steven Naismith previous clubs

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Steven Naismith managed the B team before Hearts, and previously worked as a coach with Steve Clarke’s Scotland side. He played for Kilmarnock, Rangers, Everton, Norwich City and Hearts as a player.