Club open to foreign coaches because many applications arrive

Hibs is open to the appointment of an overseas manager after being inundated with applications for the vacant Easter Road post since separating from Jack Ross.

© Hibs owner Ron Gordon is based in the United States.

The 45-year-old was removed from his post following Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to Livingston, with Hibs taking just four of 27 points in the Premiership and on a one-win streak in nine league appearances .

However, they are in the Premier Sports Cup final and although they are only eight points above the relegation zone, they are also only six points from fourth place and therefore constitute a proposition. attractive to many managers.

Nominations from Scotland, England and around the world have arrived at the doorstep of chief executive Ben Kensell, who is leading the search for Ross’s successor, while the board has also compiled a slate of nominees with whom they would like to talk.

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scottish understands that Hibs will not be limiting its research to the national level, as was done under previous regimes, with current owner Ron Gordon based in the United States. The businessman of Peruvian origin has already strengthened the links between the club and the American market since taking office in the summer of 2019 and played a big role in the signing of the pre-contract of the American internationalist. Chris Mueller, who officially joins Jan. 1.

Former Director of Norwich and Preston Alex neil was installed as the favorite of early bookies for work, although his preference is believed to be for a return to English football. Former Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has also been linked, alongside Neil Lennon – who led Hibs between 2016 and 2019 – and James McPake, who is currently in Dundee but spent time at Hibs as captain.

David Gray, who only traded his coaching role this summer, has been placed in charge of Hibs and will be in a dugout for Saturday’s championship game against St Mirren. Hibs is now expected to take his time appointing his new manager, with an increasing likelihood that Gray will also be asked to take on the squad for Dundee’s welcome to the Premiership next Tuesday and the cup final a week away. Sunday against Celtic in Hampden.

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