Paulo Sergio wants a second crack at managing Hearts following the sacking of Ian Cathro.
The Portuguese coach guided the Jambos to the famous 5-1 Scottish Cup Final thrashing of rivals Hibs five years ago.
But he left soon after with the Gorgie club in financial turmoil in the final throws of the Vladimir Romanov reign.
Sergio, who is currently out of a job, told the Evening News he has already sent his CV in to Ann Budge and would have no problem working with Director of Football Craig Levein.
He said: “My CV has arrived to Mrs Ann Budge. This is the way things should be done. I show my interest in the job, I put my CV there and now I wait.
“I want to go back there and do a better job. We won the cup when I was there, but it is easy to forget all the problems we had. The wages not being paid and the money and everything.
“Now, those problems are not there. The club is completely different so that makes our desire to go back even stronger.
“We have to wait. People have to make decisions.”
Paul Hartley, Michael O’Neill, Jon Daly and Steven Pressley remain favourites with the bookies for the position after Cathro’s torrid eight month spell came to an end this morning.
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