Hibs appoint Guillaume Beuzelin as Academy Coach

Last updated : 09 September 2012 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have today announced that former midfielder Guillaume Beuzelin as new coach of the club's Youth Academy.

The Frenchman will take charge of the Hibees U14 side, and hopes to use his experience of playing in France, Scotland, Cyprus & England to bring the youngsters on.

Speaking to the official club website, the 33-year-old said:

"I've been asked by the club to come back and become a coach of the club's youth academy.

"I couldn't turn down this offer and I'm delighted to be back at Hibs - It is a club that I'm very passionate about and I'm looking forward to the challenge.

"I've been told there is no former players coaching within the youth system. I'm a former player and love Hibs, but I'm also foreign, so hopefully I can bring some different ideas.

"With all my experience of playing in different countries, I hope to be able to bring something different and beneficial to the club, and help to develop quality players for the club."

"Boozy" joined the Hibees in 2004 from French club Le Harve, and quickly became a massive favourite of the Hibs support, with his silky play in midfield.

He went on to become part of the Hibees 2007 Scottish League Cup winning side, before moving to Championship side Coventry City in 2008, after over 120 appearances at Easter Road.

Beuzelin played over 35 times for the Sky Blues, but after one season at the Ricoh Arena, he declined a new deal and headed back to Scotland. This was thought to be because his Scottish wife was unsettled in England.

He then had a short spell with Hamilton Accies before moving to Cypriot side Olympiakos Nicosia in January 2010. By the following summer the move had turned sour and Boozy headed back to Scotland.

This time he spent time on trial at Kilmarnock, and was offered a deal, but then went on to fail the medical, which found an injury to his knee that ended his career.

Boozy spent a short spell back at Easter Road in 2010 as a commentator on Hibs TV, before being offered a post in the Falkirk youth academy as coach.

At the same time Boozy was also appointed head coach of the Stirling University 2nd string.

The popular Frenchman has also been spotted moonlighting for various amatuer sides across the capital, making the odd appearance or two when his dodgy knee could handle a game or two!!!!

Welcome back to the Hibees Boozy.