Hibs training centre

Neil Lennon has agreed to join Hibs as Head Coach, replacing Alan Stubbs who left the Club following the Scottish Cup Final win to become Manger at Rotherham United.

He joins on a 2-year deal, and will be assisted by Garry Parker.

The former Celtic player and manager is a popular appointment amongst supporters due to his success at Parkhead where he won three league titles and two Scottish Cups.

He also guided the Hoops to a last 16 place in the Champions’ League, beating Barcelona on the way.

Rod Petrie, Chairman of Hibernian, said: “We are delighted to have secured a Head Coach of Neil’s calibre and profile, and we look forward to him bringing his drive and mentality to our campaign to win the Championship this season and secure promotion back to the top flight of Scottish football.”

Leeann Dempster, Chief Executive, added: “As soon as Neil was identified as the outstanding candidate we were determined to bring him to Easter Road. He has managed at a very high level, taking Celtic to the last 16 of the Champions League, and we were attracted by his ability to get the most out of players and his driven, winning mentality.

“On behalf of everyone at Hibernian FC we would like to extend a warm welcome to both Neil and Garry.”