Hibs appoint Paul Heckingbottom as new boss

Hibs have this evening confirmed Paul Heckingbottom as the club's new manager.

Heckingbottom will be assisted by former Scotland international Robbie Stockdale, and both have signed three-and-a-half-year contracts at Easter Road.

Speaking to the official club website, Heckingbottom said:

“It’s an honour to be named Head Coach of Hibernian Football Club – a club with a rich history and commitment to playing attacking football.

“There is so much potential here and the club has everything going for it.

“I’m looking forward to getting to work and meeting the players and staff on Thursday, before stepping up preparations for Saturday’s game against Hamilton.

“I will give everything I have to be a success here. Supporters can be assured of that.”

Hibs CEO Leeann Dempster added:

“Paul made a really positive impression on us from our first meeting with him.

“His work at Barnsley speaks for itself, where he was able to combine the kind of dynamic, attacking football our own fans appreciate with the development of some talented young players.

“With the structure we already have in place, Paul is the right person to embrace that support and take it to a new level.

“On behalf of everyone at Hibernian, we would like to extend a warm welcome to both Paul and Robbie.”

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