McKie has said that his group consists of a handful of investors, most of them Scottish-born Hearts supporters, some based in London and others based in Edinburgh, and that he has been working on a proposal since February, when he met former Hearts director, Sergejus Fedotovas to inform him of his group’s interest.
Last Thursday, McKie met the club’s administrator, Bryan Jackson of BDO, as well as Ian Murray MP, chairman of the Foundation of Hearts, who are also interested in bidding for Hearts.
“We’ve been on this for some time,” said McKie who was at the SRU for almost six years up to 2011 before going on to be chief executive of the Hong Kong Football Association for eight turbulent months.
“We’ve done a lot of diligence. Given my background in rugby and sport I know what I’m doing.”