A new Romanov dynasty dawns at Hearts

  • 2005-11-09
  • By Peter Walsh
RIGA - If a week in politics is a long time, try a week in Scottish soccer with a Lithuanian megalomaniac presiding over things. The turmoil surrounding Scottish Premier League side Hearts has reached fever pitch under the club's majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov.The drama began when George Burley, the team manager, walked out on Oct. 21 after falling out with Romanov, a Lithuanian-Russian businessman, due to "irreconcilable differences" between them. The club's chief executive Phil Anderton was then sacked on Oct. 31 by the club board at Romanov's behest. His sacking seemed to take eve...
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