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Hibernian Football Club

  • Nickname:The Hibees
  • Founded:1875
  • Manager:Mixu Paatelainen
  • Ground:Easter Road
  • Capacity:18000
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Mixu sure of Hibs support

11 Jan 2008 - 08:20:02

New Hibernian manager Mixu Paatelainen is confident he will receive backing from the club's board should he wish to strengthen his squad.

Paatelainen was confirmed as John Collins' successor at Easter Road on Thursday after putting pen to paper on a four-and-a-half year contract.

Collins himself left the club in December bemoaning the lack of money available, but Paatelainen doesn't believe that will be an issue during his tenure.

"I am confident of getting backing from the board," said the former Hibs striker.

"I have talked to the board and chairman about the possibilities of bringing in players.

"So if we feel that we need to strengthen the squad then we will do so, but at the moment it is important to give every player a chance to show what they can do.

"The whole squad trained together this morning and we are preparing for Saturday.

"There was plenty of energy and effort, we have excellent players for almost every position and that gives me a great platform."


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