posted on Oct, 30 2004 @ 06:22 AM
Leicester City have officially announced the former Hearts head coach Craig Levein as their new manager. Earlier on Friday, the two clubs came to an
agreement over compensation for the 40-year-old's services.
He has signed a two-and-a-half year contract and will take in the game against Cardiff on Saturday.
"There is only one reason for my decision and it is my ambition to manage in England and get into the Premiership," he said.
"It was hard to say goodbye to some good friends and people I enjoyed working with immensely, and particularly the players who gave me the opportunity
to join such a fantastic club as Leicester.
"For a year or so now I've been looking, and I realised to get to the English Premiership, where I wanted to be, it would be difficult to do that from
a provincial club, which Hearts are.
"I've been looking for a club with the same ambition as I have, and the recent history of Leicester would dictate that they are a Premiership club.
"I'm very confident that we match each other's ambition and we can move forward together."