John Collins Confirmed As The New Manager Of Hibernian Football Club!

By Steve Forbes
Last updated : 31 October 2006


Hibs & Scotland legend John Collins was today announced as the new manager of Hibernian Football Club.

It was the worst kept secret that the ex Hibs player was to be named the new manager and it has been confirmed this afternoon.

The new Hibs manager signed a 3-year-deal.

Collins returns to the club that he started his football career and was the man most Hibs fans wanted as the successor to Tony Mowbray, who departed Easter Road to join English Championship side West Bromwich Albion.

The new Hibs manager told the official club website:

"I am delighted to be taking up the managerial position at Hibernian and returning to the club where I started my football career. This is a club of tremendous stature with a great tradition of playing entertaining and attacking football.

"I would like to let the supporters know that my philosophy is all about playing a passing game with passion, enthusiasm and commitment. Supporters want to win and the want to be entertained. It's our job to give them that."

Collins went on to have a glittering career at both club and international level, he left Hibs join Celtic for £1m before moving onto France to play for giants Monaco, where he played in the Champions League semi final.

He then moved onto
England to play for Everton, before moving to finish his career at Fulham.

He also represented
Scotland
58 times, scoring 12 goals in the process.

John also famously scored for
Scotland against Brazil in the opening game of the 1998 World Cup, when he scored from the spot to pull the game level at 1-1, before Brazil grabbed a winner.

For more details visit the OFFICIAL club website(SEE LINK>)
http://www.hibs.co.uk/news/more.php?id=1793_0_1_0_C


WELCOME BACK HOME JOHN!

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