Hearts owner puts club up for sale

Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov has confirmed that the club has been put up for sale and that he is quitting football.

The Lithuanian has told Russian state newsagency RIA Novosti that he is seeking buyers for Hearts, FBK Kaunas and Belarusian club Partizan Minsk.

Russian-born Romanov is now keen to end his ties with Hearts – who he bought in 2005.

"I want to leave football. I have given the order to find buyers for all my clubs," Romanov said.

During his six years in charge Romanov has gone through eight managers during a up and down tenure since he took control.