Hibs have confirmed that Paul Heckingbottom and his assistant Robbie Stockdale have been relieved of their first-team duties.

The pair leave Hibs after a poor start to the season leaves the club in tenth one game prior to the international break.

Heckingbottom is gone. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

They haven’t won a league game since the opening day of the season and are in desperate need of a few results to lift them away from a potential relegation fight.

Here are three potential managers that Hibs could appoint.

Ian Holloway

An outside bet perhaps but the former Blackpool and Crystal Palace man has stated his desire to manage in Scotland as early as this year.

Holloway wants to work in Scotland, could he be Hibs manager? (Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images)

In an interview during the summer, the Englishman stated he would ‘love’ the chance to manage Kilmarnock (Scottish Sun). On that basis, you’d like to think Holloway would savour an Easter Road stint.

His spell at Blackpool was perhaps the greatest of his managerial era after getting the Seasiders promoted to the Premier League. Since then, he has also managed Crystal Palace, Millwall and Queen’s Park Rangers, with varying levels of success.

Jack Ross

A man who will likely be linked with the vacant Hearts post across the city as well, the recently departed Sunderland manager would be a favorable pick for Hibees boss.

Ross will likely be in demand. (Photo by Andrew Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images)

After achieving Championship promotion with St Mirren, Ross moved to Sunderland. After failing in the Championship play-off final down south and an average start to this season, Ross was dismissed.

A likely candidate for the job, Hibs may need to fight off competition if they want to secure the 43-year-old.

Grant Murray

Promotion from within could be an option for Hibs by promoting successful youth boss and first-team coach Eddie May to the first-team chair.

Murray has been in and about the Hibs camp for a while. (Getty Images)

He has lead the U20s to a league and cup  double, plus he is currently assisting Eddie May in overseeing first-team duties.

His experience as a senior manager came with Raith between 2012-15. Whilst in Kirkcaldy, he famously guided them to the 2013-14 Challenge Cup with a win at Easter Road over Rangers.

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