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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 07 / 16

IAN CATHRO  has been appointed head coach of Scottish Premiership side Heart of Midlothian "after agreeing terms on a three-and-a-half-year contract." The 30-year-old Scot left his role as assistant coach at Championship side Newcastle United and began work at Riccarton on Tuesday. Cathro...

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