Hibernian: Paul Heckingbottom appointed as head coach

Fresh Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom (left) with Leeann Dempster and Robbie Stockdale

Faded Barnsley and Leeds United supervisor Paul Heckingbottom has been appointed Hibernian’s fresh head coach.

The 41-year-light Englishman has agreed a 3-and-a-half-year contract and may well perchance objective silent be assisted by veteran Scotland international Robbie Stockdale.

He succeeds Neil Lennon, who left the Scottish Premiership club final month.

“There is so grand doable right here and the club has every little thing going for it; I will give every little thing I truly comprise to be a success,” acknowledged Heckingbottom.

“I’m having a seek forward to getting to work and meeting the avid gamers and team of workers on Thursday, sooner than stepping up preparations for Saturday’s sport against Hamilton.”

Heckingbottom became once sacked by Leeds in June after absolute most life like four months to blame, having done thirteenth within the English Championship.

He had joined from Barnsley, who he led to promotion from League One and the Soccer League Trophy.

The veteran defender with Darlington, Norwich Metropolis, Bradford Metropolis, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Mansfield Town, joined Barnsley’s backroom team of workers after ending a level in sports instructing.

After on the starting set aside instructing the club’s style squad, he had two stints as caretaker supervisor sooner than signing a everlasting contract in 2016.

He agreed a fresh deal in February 2018 but joined Leeds objective correct just a few days later. His tenure at Elland Avenue lasted for 16 games.

“Paul made a truly obvious affect on us from our first meeting with him,” acknowledged Easter Avenue chief executive Leeann Dempster.

“His work at Barnsley speaks for itself, where he became once in a situation to mix the originate of dynamic, attacking soccer our comprise followers esteem with the style of some proficient younger avid gamers.

“With the construction we already comprise in set aside, Paul is the acceptable person to contain that enhance and comprise interaction it to a fresh level.”

Paul Heckingbottom became once sacked after four months with Leeds United

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