Sky Sports pundit Andy Walker thinks Michael Appleton’s reportedly imminent appointment as Hibs boss will leave fans “underwhelmed.”
Eddie May has been in caretaker charge since Neil Lennon’s exit and he confirmed following Saturday’s Scottish Cup victory over Raith Rovers that it was his final game in the hot seat.
According to reports, Appleton will be named as Neil Lennon’s successor with the coming days but Walker thinks he’ll need some “big results” to win fans around.
“I am sure there are a good number of Hibs fans who will regard his appointment as underwhelming – but he has to take that on the chin.
“He has got a really good group of players and he needs to come up with some big results soon, just to win over the fans.”
Hibs currently sit in eighth place in the league – five points off the top six – and are in tonight’s Scottish Cup quarter-final draw.
The Easter Road side face Hamilton at home this weekend before travelling to face Dundee and will be hopeful of taking maximum points.
With Steven Gerrard’s Rangers due at Easter Road in a month, it’ll be a good test of where the Hibees are under a new boss.
Former Portsmouth and Oxford boss Appleton was most recently assistant to Claude Puel at Leicester City but left the former Premier League winners in the summer.