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Inverness no.2 Malpas distances himself from Butcher's Hibs plans

Inverness Caledonian Thistle assistant Maurice Malpas says he has nothing to do with Terry Butcher's plans to join Hibernian.

The former Dundee United and Scotland defender took the reins for Caley as they beat Hibs 2-0 at Easter Road on Saturday as Butcher continues to hold talks with the Edinburgh club regarding their managerial role.

It has been suggested that Malpas is pushing for the Inverness job if Butcher happens to leave but he insists he has to wait and see what happens before making any decisions.

"People are assuming I'm involved in this. I'm not involved in this at all," he said.

"Terry has spoken to Hibs. Hibs are speaking to our club. Maurice Malpas has never been mentioned.

"My job was to take the team today. I'm sure if it had been any other game Terry would have taken the team but nobody felt comfortable.

"I would expect, when Terry makes his mind up, that I will get involved some way, whether that's 'You're not coming' or 'Do you want to come?' or whatever.

"There are the three parties. You've got the two clubs and Terry. Everybody tells me it's done and dusted but Terry tells me otherwise.

"The two clubs are obviously talking about compensation. Until that bit gets decided, I don't have a decision to make.

"I think everybody knows, if they get everything done, he probably would come here."

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