Hibs have announced a unique arrangement with tennis superstar Andy Murray which will see Andy and 77 Sports Management (77SM) manage and mentor highly rated youngsters Ryan Porteous and Fraser Murray.
Hibs’ fan Andy whose grandfather Roy Erskine started his professional football career at the club in the 1950s, will work in a developmental capacity alongside existing coaches and support staff at every age group within the club.
In addition to representing talent, the innovative relationship will evolve and, over time, see Andy taking on a wider mentorship role with the entire academy at Hibernian.
Andy Murray said: “Ever since my grandad played for Hibs in the 1950s, my family have supported the club. We were impressed with the quality of the facilities and the people working there, it feels like a natural and authentic partnership.
“Football is a huge passion of mine and I’m looking forward to working with the club and with Ryan and Fraser and helping them with every aspect of their careers. Hibs have a great youth set-up and with the team of people I have around me, we’ll be helping them in any way we can.”
Leeann Dempster, Chief Executive at Hibernian FC said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with a world-class sportsman like Andy and his team.
“It offers our young players a chance to learn and be inspired by an elite athlete who knows exactly what it takes to perform at the highest levels possible. It is another very exciting development for the Club.”