Laszlo convinced he can put heart and soul into Jambos

CSABA LASZLO revealed today he is convinced he can put the heart and soul back into the Tynecastle club after meeting with owner Vladimir Romanov earlier this week.

The Hearts manager, who did not have any face-to-face discussions with Romanov before agreeing to become the new coach, insisted the club has learned from past mistakes and that it aims to be more open and transparent with both its own supporters and the media in future.

Romanov has been criticised in the past for a lack of communication, for the club's eighth-place finish in the SPL last season and for the dwindling number of visits he has been making to watch his side in action.

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However, after finally meeting with Romanov to set out their concept for the future success of the Edinburgh side, the former Ferencvaros coach insisted that he will give "1000 per cent" effort into returning the Tynecastle side to European football.

While admitting that the goal of Champions League football may still be some way off, Laszlo said: "I have spoken with Mr Romanov. We sat and spoke together and we both know that we have a very clear concept for the way forward for the club.

"I know 100 per cent what I have to do. The club owner, myself, my technical team and my scouting staff know what they have to do to make a better future for the club.

"We have discussed everything about players who we want and who will maybe leave.

"The important thing is that we work together and I appreciate that this is maybe a new idea at the club to work together. At the moment we are not here to discuss the past. It is very important to learn from the past. The last year has been very difficult for the club and the fans, there has been a lot of suffering. We have a responsibility for the fans to give something back and, believe me, we will work very hard to do that. We want to bring everyone back to Hearts. We want to bring even the media back. We want to show that we are a serious club, a good club and that we are there for the fans, for everyone and that we are open.

"We would like to get back into Europe and this is the target."

Laszlo was officially unveiled as the new Hearts manager at a press conference last Friday but, despite having just a few days to cast an eye over his players, he believes there has already been some improvement in his side.

And he vowed that, with the backing of Romanov, he can return the Tynecastle side to its glory days, adding: "I have been here only three days and maybe already in those three days I have helped to change things. And I hope that we can stay a long time together and bring more passion and more spirit to this club.

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"If I don't have a target for my job, if I don't believe in myself, then I think that I must look for another job.

"I like this game, I like my job and I will give not 100 or 200 per cent to this club, but 1000 per cent to Hearts to make them better.

"The most important thing is that I know the team and the club is behind me. I don't only talk about Mr Romanov. We are not here to damage this club, we are here to bring this club upwards."