GLASGOW, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Hearts named their third manager in eight months on Tuesday with FBK Kaunas coach Egenijus Riabovas poised to take charge.
'He will take temporary charge of the first team squad later this month,' Hearts announced on their Web site.
'Riabovas joins Hearts having secured the Lithuanian championship for Kaunas after Sunday's 4-0 win over rivals Ekranas.'
Current caretaker boss Eduard Malofeev is working on his UEFA pro-licence, the club said, adding another chapter of controversy that has gripped the club in recent weeks.
Malofeev had replaced Valdas Ivanauskas last month as interim boss after the Lithuanian approached owner Vladimir Romanov to take sick leave.
Hearts missed the chance to move second in the Scottish Premier League on Monday when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Falkirk.
The game was overshadowed by the axing of club captain and Scotland international defender Steven Pressley, who spoke out publicly last month at the unrest in the dressing room and criticised the way the club was being run.