Ann Budge, Hearts' prospective chairwomen, has promised an era of "openness" and "transparency" if her takeover of the Edinburgh club is rubber-stamped.
ONE of Scotland's leading businesswomen is expected to become the new power behind one of the country's most famous football clubs.
Hearts may have agreed a provisional deal to remove themselves from administration but the fans' boss leading their rescue package has now warned they face a battle against the clock to survive.
A court hearing in Lithuania which could prove crucial to Hearts' hopes of escaping administration has been delayed for a second time.
The administrator running Hearts has revealed the club could soon start the process of exiting administration after he was given the go-ahead by one of their major Lithuanian shareholders.