Hibs sack manager Shaun Maloney

Last updated : 19 April 2022 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have today revealed that they have sacked manager Shaun Maloney.

The former Celtic and Aston Villa striker replaced Jack Ross only four months ago, and after a horrible run of results finds himself out of a job already.

The Hibees have won only 1 of their last 14 games, and Maloney leaves following two defeats to Hearts in a week, that seen the club consigned to bottom 6 football, and out of the Scottish Cup at the Semi-Final stage.

Maloney's record at Easter Road reads:

Played 19

Won 6

Drawn 6

Lost 7

Assistant Gary Caldwell and coaches Valerio Zuddas and Brian Doogan have also left Leith with immeadiate effect.

A short statement from Hibs owner Ron Gordon on the club website reads:

“Our hope in appointing Shaun Maloney as a young, highly regarded coach was that he would help us take the club forward, but ultimately it didn't work out.

“We thank Shaun and his coaching staff for all their hard work and efforts and wish them all the best for the future.”

Hibs legend David Gray will take the side for the rest of the season.

Hibernian-Mad View:

Although results have not been good, Maloney had come into with problems, and was looking to put his own style on the side.

To be given just 4 months, seems a bit of a knee-jerk reaction from the club hierarchy.

Hibs injury problems have been awful since he took the reigns of the club, and it seems a little unfair how it has ended.

Ron Gordon now has a massive decision to make, Jack Ross left just before the League Cup Final, after his side struggled following a poor summer transfer window.

Maloney took the reigns, and did get a transfer window, but whoever takes over MUST be the right appointment, and HAS to get time to implement his own style.

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