Mixu handed Hibs post

10 January 2008 10:17
Hibernian have confirmed the appointment of former Easter Road striker Mixu Paatelainen as their new manager. The 40-year-old Finn has left TPS Turku to take up the reins with Hibs, having previously managed Cowdenbeath and coached at St Johnstone and St Mirren. Hibs chairman Rod Petrie told the club's official website: "We are delighted Mixu has agreed to take up the challenge and opportunity of managing Hibernian. "We are convinced that he was the strongest candidate and he impressed us a great deal during his interview. "He has a clear vision of the type of football he wants to play, has strong ideas on man-management and demonstrates excellent leadership qualities. "I am sure he will further enhance his growing reputation."

Source: ESA