Hibs boss John Collins turns down QPR approach!

Last updated : 12 October 2007 By Steve Forbes

It has been confirmed today that Hibs boss John Collins has turned down an approach from English Championship side QPR.

It had been reported in that QPR wanted the Hibees manager to replace John Gregory, but Collins has distanced himself from the post and wants to stay at Easter Road.

It has been reported that QPR wanted to hand Collins a £40m transfer kitty in an attempt to get them up to the English Premiership.

Collins guided Hibs to their first trophy in 16 years last March, when the Hibees landed the Scottish League Cup with a thumping 5-1 win over
Kilmarnock at Hampden.

He has also had to rebuild the side after last seasons player revolt, no less than 16 players left the club in the summer. Hibs have also started the season unbeaten after nine games and sit proudly in 2nd in the SPL table.

The unbeaten start includes a 1-0 derby win against Hearts at Tynecastle on the first day of the season, a 3-2 win over champions Celtic at Easter Road and just last week, a 1-0 win over Rangers at Ibrox.

All this after losing £10m worth of talent over the summer and spending just £1m to replace them.

The Hibees legend said:

"There was something, but it was just a phone call. But that's done, it's in the past and it won't be happening.

"I have a job to do here and I intend to see it through.

"My contract covers the rest of this season and the following year," said Collins.

"I never broke a contract during my playing career and I've no intention of doing so now."


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