Hibs Manager - Early Front Runners???

02 November 2013 09:31
Who's replacing Fenlon?

As expected the newspapers are already throwing names about for the vacant Hibernian manager position.

The two early favourites seem to be Kenny Shiels and Terry Butcher.

According to most of the papers this morning, former Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels was the front runner.

The Irishman now out of work, following his departure from Rugby Park.

Having a look across the numerous Hibs messageboards/twitter/facebook etc, it seems his appointment would get a mixed reaction.

Shiels always talks up the club, due to the way they treated his son Dean when he had his eye removed while at Easter Road in 2006.

However, his teams are known to produce attacking football, and he did win the League Cup with Kilmarnock in 2011.

Terry Butcher is the other manager being heavily linked with Easter Road.

The Englisman has apparently now become favourite for the job.

So much so, that early evening newspapers have him as number one target for the Hibs board.

There was even suggestion on a national football phone-in tonight that Butcher had been talking to Hibs "for weeks" and that his appoinment was "imminent".

A former player on the show also said that the rumour was wildfire up in Inverness and their supporters were worried, and that Caley had moved to offer Butcher a new long term deal.

Believe of that what you will.

The former England defender did, however, say this after Caley's match today:

"At this moment in time, I'm staying here - that's it,"

What is known is that Butcher would be a hugely popular choice amongst the Hibees faithful.

He has done a fantastic job up north, but also has a pretty decent pedigree on the manager front.

Other names being linked with the job are Tony Mowbray, Ian Murray, Paul Hartley (HELL NO!!), Craig Levein (HELL NO!!), Michael O'Neill, Peter Grant (WHY?) and Jimmy Calderwood.

Whoever it is, the Hibees need to get it right this time, the club is crying out for some stability and leadership.

Source: Hibees-Mad