Hibernian have faced a new blow in their search for a new manager after talks with Michael Appleton reportedly broke down.
According to BT Sport’s Darrell Currie, the former Portsmouth and Oxford manager is now “unlikely” to replace Neil Lennon at Easter Road.
Unlikely Michael Appleton is going to be the Hibs’ manager. Talks have broken down…
— Darrell Currie (@darrellcurrietv) February 12, 2019
It now looks as though May could remain in the dugout for the foreseeable future as the Cabbage continue to hunt for a new boss.
Hibs currently sit eighth in the Scottish Premiership table and need to turn things around quickly to reach the top six.
They host Hamilton this weekend and will have originally hoped to have a new manager in place by the time they faced the Accies.
After Lennon’s acrimonious departure, youth boss May stepped into the dugout and has secured the Leith side a Scottish Cup quarter-final clash with Celtic next month.
Appleton most recently served as assistant to Claude Puel at Leicester City but left the King Power Stadium at the end of last season.
It’ll be interesting to see who Hibs now turn to – and how long it takes to get them.
With a vital run of games coming up, they can’t afford to waste time.