Hibs sack manager Paul Heckingbottom

Last updated : 04 November 2019 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have today confirmed that manager Paul Heckingbottom has been sacked, after 9 months in charge at Easter Road.

The former Barnsley and Leeds boss has left after a disastrous start to the season, that has only seen the Hibees win one league game, the opening day 1-0 win over St Mirren at Easter Road.

It follows yesterday's humiliating 2-5 Betfred Cup Semi Final defeat to Celtic at Hampden.

Heckingbottom started life in Edinburgh on fire, with the Hibees shooting up the table from 8th and nearly qualifying for Europe, which seen them claw back 12 points on Hearts and finish above them.

However the season ended with three straight defeats and now a run of 1 win in 11, with Hibs sitting 9th, has seen the Englishman lose his job.

He was backed massively in the summer, signing 9 players and most of them have been a disaster, most of them are also on long term deals.

Heckingbottom also splashed out £350,000 on striker Christian Doidge, who is yet to score a goal in the league.

Assistant Robbie Stockdale has also left the club.

Eddie May, Grant Murray and Steven Whittaker will take temporary charge of the first team.

Editor's View:

Finally the right decision has been taken by the Hibees hierarchy.

Heckingbottom had completely lost the support and was on a terrible run of results that had us sitting 9th in the table.

The search is now on for a new manager, with the likes of Jack Ross, Gordon Strachan, Stephen Robinson and Alan Stubbs already linked with the job.

The first thing any new manager will have to address is the obvious soft centre in our squad.

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