Hearts: Craig Levein insists position is not untenable despite fans' protest
Hearts manager Craig Levein insists his position is not untenable despite Saturday's home loss to Motherwell triggering a fans' protest for him to lose his job outside Tynecastle.
Hearts are bottom of the Scottish Premiership and without a league win from their five games this season.
Levein's side have only four league victories in 2019.
"Do I feel my position is untenable? I don't," he said. "I feel I am more than capable of improving results."
The 54-year-old added: "It is just part of the job. Supporters get frustrated that their team at home should be winning.
"My focus is just on the game. I don't try and listen to anything else. It's not helpful."
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Several hundred fans gathered outside Tynecastle after the 3-2 defeat to make it plain they believe Levein's time is up.
A banner reading "Levein Out" was displayed, while a handful of irate supporters attempted to storm the stand reception.
"The season has just started. We are six points off fourth place. I don't consider that to be a huge problem for us," said Levein, whose team have two points.
There were also vociferous chants of "sack the board" - of which Levein is also a director - from the crowd outside and the manager confirmed he remains in regular dialogue with owner Ann Budge.
Levein added: "We talk about results and if results aren't good then we look to improve. It is a normal conversation."