Heart of Midlothian sacked their manager, Tommy Walker. Joined the club in 1932 as a player and was the finest Scottish inside forward of his day, appearing in 21 pre-war internationals, Had 2.5 years with Chelsea just after the War and returned to Hearts early in 1949 to become assistant manager and then manager in 1950. Guided the club to its first successes for 50 years;
between 1954 and 1965 they won the League twice, 1958 and 1960, and were runners-up five times. They also won the Scottish Cup in 1956 and the League Cup thrice, 1955, 1960 and 1963.