According to the Scottish Sun, Hull City are lining up a shock move for Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom.

The Tigers are on the lookout for a new boss after it was announced current boss Nigel Adkins will depart at the end of his deal.

Adkins is leaving. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

This has left them in need of a new manager and apparently they want Hibs’ fairly new boss.

Heckingbottom shouldn’t even think about returning south so soon.


Heckingbottom has started a job he could be doing with finishing

The things that could lure him to the KCOM Stadium are pretty simple. There will most likely be a bigger budget, it’s closer to home, it’s a league he’s familiar with and arguably the standard of football is better.

There are some attractions. (Photo by Chris Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Whatever he does though, Heckingbottom should remain at Easter Road. Leaving so soon after starting his work in Leith would seem like a waste of time for everyone involved.

He got Hibs up and running during 2018/19, inspiring them to a top half finish. The Hibees were in eighth when he joined. If he can do that in a matter of months, what could he do over a season?

Heckingbottom has already started his Hibs rebuild. Having lost so many players at the end of last season, he’s already began the work to fill the voids in his squad. There will no doubt be more business done in Leith during the next few weeks.

It should be business as usual for Heckingbottom.

It should be business as usual in Leith. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

If he stays and does a good job in Edinburgh for a season, bigger teams than Hull will be interested. Heckingbottom is a decent manager, but moving to Hull would be jumping the gun. He should hold out, do well at Hibs and then see if he’s got anything bigger available to him.

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