Hibs given permission to speak to ICT boss Terry Butcher
05 November 2013 05:00
Hibs in talks with former England captain Inverness Caledonian Thistle have tonight revealed that Terry Butcher has been given permission to speak to Hibs about the vacant manager position at Easter Road. Hibs are currently managerless after Friday's resignation of Irishman Pat Fenlon. Butcher has been the Hibees top target from the start, and rumours in the national press yesterday stated that we had already spoken to the former England captain. Inverness denied this, but Hibs have now moved swiftly. Inverness chairman Kenny Cameron has now revealed that Hibs have made the approach official. A Statement on the official ICT website reads: Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC have received an official approach from Hibernian FC who requested permission to speak with manager Terry Butcher. Club Chairman Kenny Cameron said: ”Terry has been informed of the situation and has expressed an interest in meeting with Hibs officials. The club has, with great reluctance, granted him permission to do so. We will, however, continue to do everything possible to ensure that Terry remains our manager. "Given our current position in the SPFL and the fact that once again we have a cup semi-final to look forward to, it is inevitable that if any managerial positions arise, our manager will be on the wanted list. "We have a game on Saturday and it’s important that our club's focus is on taking three points to maintain our challenge at the top of the league. "As with the Barnsley approach in January, we will be making no further comment until we're fully aware of the outcome of discussions."