Former Leeds United boss Paul Heckingbottom is to become the next Hibernian manager, according to a report.

The Daily Record has revealed that the former man in charge at Elland Road will be named as the new man in charge at Easter Road on Thursday.

The Heckingbottom appointment comes after talks reportedly broke down with former candidate Michael Appleton.

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The Scottish Sun disclosed that Appleton could not agree financial details with the Easter Road side.

Heckingbottom’s first game in charge will be against Hamilton at home on Saturday.

The former Leeds boss has been out of the game since being sacked by the Elland Road club at the end of last season.

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He made his name at Barnsley, who he helped to win promotion.  He then moved to Leeds, where he lasted only four months in charge.

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The appointment of Heckingbottom is a bit of gamble for Hibs chief Leeann Dempster. He is not a big name in the game, unlike former boss Neil Lennon.

Still, the Hibernian board must see something in Heckingbottom, which is why he is set to be named as manager.

His major task for the rest of the season will be to try and make the top six of the Scottish Premiership table. A good cup run would also be welcolmed.





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