Former Hibs’ player Stephen Glass has been appointed as the new Aberdeen manager, replacing Derek McInnes.

The 44-year-old Scotland internationalist was a player at Pittodrie between 1994-98 before enjoying a successful spell south of the Borders with Newcastle United and Watford.

Scottish Premiership – Hibernian v Aberdeen. Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh, Midlothian, UK. 06/02/2021 Hibs play host to Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League at Easter road, Edinburgh. Pic shows: Aberdeen manager, Derek McInnes, gives instructions to striker, Fraser Hornby, Credit: Ian Jacobs

He returned to Scotland in 2003 and joined Hibs under Bobby Williamson, spending four years at the club. He played 105 times scoring four goals.

Glass began his coaching career as assistant manager at Shamrock Rovers in 2012 and has been manager of Atlanta United 2 in the United States since 2019.

Chairman Dave Cormack told the club website: “During our recruitment process, our football strategy, philosophy and the key attributes we desire in a new manager led us to short-listing and interviewing a number of emerging highly-talented, driven and ambitious coaches.

“Stephen was the outstanding candidate for the role. He is a bright, young, emerging manager who has all the attributes we are looking for to take this club forward.

“His winning mentality, having been mentored in the ‘Aberdeen Way’ from an early age by the likes of Teddy Scott, Alex Smith and Willie Miller, and desire to embrace the club’s strategy were key factors in our decision.

“He is committed to an exciting, attacking style of football and maximising our player budget so we can get the best out of, and right balance between, experienced players and, crucially, developing and playing young first-team players.”

Speculation has also linked his former Hibs’ team mate Scott Brown as a potential assistant.