Duncan Shearer wants Hibs No.2 job

Ex Aberdeen and Scotland striker Duncan Shearer has today touted himself for the current vacant Assistant mangers post at Easter Road.

Shearer’s former Scotland team mate Colin Calderwood took control of the Hibees on Monday, and Shearer is open to becoming No.2.

He said:

“I spoke to Colin on Tuesday morning when he asked my advice on Hibs as a club and on Scottish football in general.

“I told him I thought the Hibs job would be a good move for him. We left it at that and I haven’t heard from him since but he’s a busy man.

“He never mentioned anything about needing an assistant and I never mentioned anything either.

“If he does come back to me I think it is safe to say I would speak to him about the possibility of me being his assistant at Hibs.

“We go back a long time, first as team-mates at Swindon and we played for Scotland together. Colin and I are still very close and he is one of the handful of former players I still keep in touch with on a regular basis.

“I am sure he will have his hands full looking ahead to Saturday’s trip to Pittodrie, but if he wants any information on the Dons he need only pick up the phone.

“Although I have been out of the full-time professional game since I was at Aberdeen, I still know the SPL, so if I can help Colin I would be delighted to do so.”

Shearer has previously been assistant manager at Aberdeen and Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

A few names have already been linked with the vacancy, including former Hibs keeper and another ex international colleague to Calderwood, Jim Leighton.

Also being linked is former Hibs and Aberdeen midfielder Stephen Glass, who is currently training at the Club’s £5m training facility in Tranent following his release by Dunfermline, who has just recently completed his badges with the SFA.