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Billy Davies has pulled out of the running to become the next Hearts boss - because he claims the Jambos are not willing to change their management structure.

The former Motherwell, Preston and Nottingham Forest manager was interviewed by Tynecastle chiefs last week as the search for Ian Cathro's replacement was stepped up.

But Davies has now decided he cannot work under the Gorgie outfit's current system, in which the first-team coach reports to director of football Craig Levein.

The 53-year-old claims Hearts are only looking for a "figure head" and do not want to make the kind of alterations behind the scenes which are required to put them back on the path to success.

In a statement released by his agent, Davies, who has drifted out to 9/2 for the post with Sky Bet, said: "I spoke to Hearts, looked at their structure and gave them a clear plan on how to alter it to improve the club.

"It appears they are not ready to make the internal changes required to achieve greater success.

"It seems to me they just want to change the figure head.

"It's my belief just changing the manager will not achieve what's required for success and perhaps the alterations are outwith their financial boundaries at present.

"I wish them well in their future endeavours."

Davies' decision to withdraw from the race leaves former Tynecastle 9/4 favourites Steven Pressley and Paul Hartley (7/2) the frontrunners with Sky Bet, with caretaker boss Jon Daly also a contender for the role.

Daly (9/2) will therefore take charge of the team once more when then make the journey to Fir Park.

Meanwhile, Press Association Sport understands Hearts' chief operating officer Scot Gardiner has left the club.

His contract was due to expire at the end of the month but he has decided to depart early, citing "personal reasons".

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