Calderwood realistic over Hibernian chances

Jimmy Calderwood is cool over his chances of replacing John Hughes as Hibernian's new manager.

Calderwood is one of the leading contenders to fill the vacant Easter Road hot seat, but is yet to hear from the club.

However, despite his chance of becoming Hibs' new manager fading, Calderwood has again praised the potential of the Edinburgh club due to their current playing squad and vast fan base.

"I've not heard anything from Hibs whatsoever and I would have thought the chairman would be trying to get things in place as soon as possible," he told Sky Sports News.

"They've got Kilmarnock in their next game and you'd think they'd have to get their manager in on Monday. I've heard nothing so I don't expect anything to come of that. Bookies' favourite or no bookies' favourite.

"It's a massive club. It's one of the big clubs in Scotland. They've got a massive following. They took 40,000 to the cup final a few years ago.

"It's sad obviously for John and Brian Rice, who are two wonderful lads and two very, very hard working lads. When Jim and I used to go down to England every week they were down there scouting for players and all that, so that's sad.

"From another point of view though it's a big, big club with possibilities. It's been a long, long time since they won a cup or anything, but the possibilities are there with the players they've got.

"It's a very, very interesting proposition, but you've got to be asked first."