Jimmy Calderwood plays down his chances of landing Hibs job

Former Aberdeen and Dunfermline manager Jimmy Calderwood has played down his chances of landing the vacant Hibs hot-seat.

Despite being tipped as one of the main contenders for the job as soon as Hughes left, Calderwood has heard nothing from Easter Road chief Rod Petrie.

Even so, Calderwood took time out to praise the club. Speaking to Sky Sports News, he said:

"I've not heard anything from Hibs whatsoever and I would have thought the chairman would be trying to get things in place as soon as possible.

"They've got Kilmarnock in their next game and you'd think they'd have to get their manager in on Monday. I've heard nothing so I don't expect anything to come of that. Bookies' favourite or no bookies' favourite.

"It's a massive club. It's one of the big clubs in Scotland. They've got a massive following. They took 40,000 to the cup final a few years ago.

"It's sad obviously for John and Brian Rice who are two wonderful lads and two very, very hard working lads. When Jim and I used to go down to England every week they were down there scouting for players and all that, so that's sad.”

The one thing Calderwood did get wrong however, was the last time the Hibees lifted a trophy, he said:

"From another point of view though it's a big, big club with possibilities. It's been a long, long time since they won a cup or anything, but the possibilities are there with the players they've got.

"It's a very, very interesting proposition, but you've got to be asked first."

Hibs last cup triumph came in 2007, as they lifted the Scottish League Cup, with a 5-1 Hampden demolition job of Kilmarnock.