Hibernian have appointed Paul Heckingbottom as their new manager.
The Scottish Premiership side have turned to the former Barnsley and Leeds United boss, as confirmed by their official club website.
Heckingbottom did a great job with Barnsley, firstly getting them promoted and then getting them in the top half in the Championship. He especially did well developing their young players and signed talent from the lower leagues.
However, Heckingbottom’s most recent spell at Leeds was short lived and he was sacked after four wins in 16 games and replaced by Marcelo Bielsa. Some saw his dismissal as harsh but it appears to have worked out for the Whites.
After joining Hibs today, the 41-year-old has said, as per their website: “It’s an honour to be named Head Coach of Hibernian Football Club – a club with a rich history and commitment to playing attacking football.
“There is so much potential here and the club has everything going for it.
“I’m looking forward to getting to work and meeting the players and staff on Thursday, before stepping up preparations for Saturday’s game against Hamilton”
He then added: “I will give everything I have to be a success here. Supporters can be assured of that”.
Hibs’ chairman, Rod Petrie, was delighted to land him: “We are pleased to have secured the services of Paul and Robbie and look forward to seeing what they have to bring to the Hibernian Training Centre and Easter Road Stadium”
“Paul excelled throughout the interview process. He is bright, driven and hungry to help drive the club forward”.