Hibernian verify Lee Johnson as their new manager after tying the previous Sunderland boss down to a four-year deal following a ‘vigorous search’ to exchange Shaun Maloney
- Lee Johnson has been appointed Hibernian’s new manager on a four-year deal
- He beat Jon Dahl Tomasson to be named Shaun Maloney’s successor on the membership
- Johnson is predicted to carry Jamie McAllister with him as his assistant manager
Lee Johnson has been appointed Hibernian’s new manager on a four-year deal after the membership underwent a ‘vigorous’ seek for their subsequent boss.
The former Bristol City boss has overwhelmed off competitors from former Malmo head coach Jon Dahl Tomasson to be named Shaun Maloney’s successor at Easter Road. He is predicted to carry Jamie McAllister with him as his assistant.
Hibs mentioned in an announcement: ‘Hibernian FC is delighted to welcome Lee Johnson because the membership’s new manager.
Lee Johnson has signed a four-year deal with Hibernian to turn out to be their new manager
‘The 40-year-old has signed a four-year deal at Easter Road and can be joined by his personal teaching workers who can be introduced in the end.
‘David Gray can even proceed as first-team coach.’
Hibernian’s govt chairman Ronald J Gordon mentioned the membership had carried out a ‘thorough and vigorous’ search to land the correct man.
Gordon added: ‘There had been a lot of high-quality managers within the function and we analysed all of them totally.
Shaun Maloney was sacked as manager of Hibernian after simply 4 months in cost
Johnson beat Jon Dahl Tomasson (left) to be named Shaun Maloney’s successor at Hibernian
‘The candidates had been interviewed in depth by a panel of administrators earlier than we unanimously got here to the choice that Lee was the excellent candidate and the right match for us.
‘Not solely does Lee have nice expertise in administration, however he additionally has information of the Scottish and English sport, will carry a definitive type of constructive play to Hibs and has a confirmed report of success.’
Johnson, who had a short spell as a participant with metropolis rivals Hearts in 2006, has been out of labor since leaving Sunderland in January.
Hibs sacked two managers – Jack Ross and Maloney – over the previous season as they ended up eighth within the cinch Premiership, their worst end since returning to the highest flight 5 years in the past.