Hibernian announce Everton coach Stubbs as new manager

Hibernian have appointed Everton's U21 coach Alan Stubbs as their new head coach.

Hibernian have appointed Everton's U21 coach Alan Stubbs as their new head coach.

Stubbs said on the Hibs website: "To be given this opportunity with Hibernian is a great privilege and a real honour - it is a massive club with huge potential.

"I'm excited about the future here at Hibernian and what we can all achieve together at the club - this is the start of the journey.

"The Scottish Championship will be a tough division, but I'm confident that if we approach the challenge with enthusiasm, optimism and belief then we can achieve success.

"I've been at Everton for almost six years and now I believe I'm ready to take on the role of head coach here at Hibernian.

"I would like to thank Everton for giving me the chance to take up this position with Hibernian and now I just can't wait to get started; helping the club to earn promotion."

No details of the length of his contract were given, with the club simply stating he would take charge of the team for the "forthcoming 2014-15 Scottish Championship season".

Stubbs made his name as a defender before also enjoying successful spells at Celtic, where he won two league titles, and Everton.

 
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