Hibernian On The Search For New Manager After Sacking Colin Calderwoodby Mark Cohen / 08 November 2011, 10:12Tweet
SPL side Hibernian are currently searching for their fifth manager in just four years after sacking Colin Calderwood on Sunday following a disappointing year in charge. Yesterday the club announced that they have appointed assistant boss Billy Brown as interim manager over the international break while they begin the recruitment process for a new manager. At this early stage there are a number of candidates in the running to become the Next Permanent Manager Of Hibernian with Shamrock Rovers manager Michael O'Neill and former Hearts boss Jim Jefferies the narrow favourites in the betting.
Supporters have been left frustrated at the number of managers the club has been through under chairman Rod Petrie. Calderwood was the latest in a long line of managers to fail to impress with his appointment lasting just over 12 months. After an inconsistent start Hibs find themselves one point from bottom and are in desperate need of an injection of life in order to kick-start their season.
Former Hibs midfielder Michael O'Neill has been pinpointed as one of the favourites following his success with Irish club Shamrock Rovers. Experienced SPL manager Jim Jefferies is also in the frame to take over at Easter Road, as is Billy Brown. Hibs have some time to recuperate during the international break before they play Kilmarnock, who sit two points above them in the league, on 19th November.