Hibs sack manager Jack Ross

Last updated : 09 December 2021 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have today announced that they have sacked manager Jack Ross with immediate effect.

The former Sunderland manager had been in charge at Easter Road for two years after taking over from Paul Heckingbottom.

Ross lost his job after the Hibees poor 1-0 loss to Livingston last night, that made it a 7th defeat in 9 games.

Ross managed the Hibees in 98 games and had a win ratio of 48%.

Hibs played in two semi finals and a Final, and have made it through to next week's League Cup Final during his tenure.

The club also finished 3rd last season and qualified for the Europa Conference League.

Hibernian-Mad View:

It's a hard one in our opinion, yes the results have been poor lately, but on the face of it, Jack's tenure has been a success.

Two League Cup Semi Finals, a Scottish Cup Final and the up-coming League Cup Final with Celtic is a decent record. The failure to win a trophy, when a double was a distinct possibility really put his reputation within the Hibs support under strain last season.

Qualifying for Europe through a 3rd place finish was also a highlight, but again, going out to a bang average Rijeka side was a massive dissapointment.

However, the horrible summer transfer window really came back to haunt the club and Jack could rightly point to this in his defence.

He wanted a new striker and centre half and got neither, and had to make-do with two loan signings in Nathan Wood from Middlesbrough and James Scott from Hull City that have both been a disaster.

Hibs also missed out on transfer moves for Jamie McCart from St Johnstone, Dion Charles from Accrington and Jamie McGrath from St Mirren - the recruitment department at the club has to take some of the blame.

Add to that injuries to Christian Doidge and summer signing Daniel Mackay, as well as the failure to get pre-contract signing Chris Mueller in early, and the summer transfer window was horrible.

We now face the prospect of going in to next weeks Cup Final with Celtic without a manager. Mental.

We really hope we don't live to regret this move.

Hibernian-Mad would like to thank Jack for his efforts at Easter Road.

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