The one-time Tynecastle manager has also backed club captain Danny Wilson to continue his personal rehabilitation by forcing his way back into Gordon Strachan's squad.
Levein, who served the Gorgie outfit as a player and manager for 18 years, was back at Tynecastle yesterday to promote preferred bidders the Foundation's takeover efforts.
On the pitch, Wilson, who picked up all his of five caps under Levein, has been impressive in helping Hearts take a seven-point chunk out of their 15-point penalty. The centre-half fell out of the international reckoning after a frustrating time at Liverpool but he returned to Scotland, initially on loan, last January with Hearts.
Levein said: "It's difficult because he has missed a period, but I think he can force his way back in. Grant Hanley has now become an important player for Scotland. I saw those two as an ideal partnership; Hanley with his pace and aggression and Danny with his intelligence and additional footballing ability.
"There was a combination of things you need at centre-back, as well as being a right-footed and left-footed pair. The way Danny is going just now, I'm sure Gordon will look at him at some point. We are not overly blessed with centre-backs."
Wilson picked up his fifth cap in the 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic in September 2011, over a year after moving from Rangers to Anfield.
"Danny went down to England and who can blame him? But when you're 19 and 20, you've got to be playing first-team football. At Hearts, he is back to being an important player and almost guaranteed to play."
Levein admits he is convinced the Foundation can provide a stable future for Hearts. He added: "You hear about the salaries that were being paid [during the Vladimir Romanov era] and it was madness. The Foundation is the best solution the club has available just now."