Hibs are aware of speculation surrounding their manager – but Jack Ross is content at Easter Road despite links to Celtic Park.
The Hibees manager is understood to be highly-regarded at Celtic and Parkhead board members have been keeping an eye on his progress, which has had him manage Alloa, St Mirren, Sunderland and now Hibs.
There is pressure on Celtic boss and former Hibs manager Neil Lennon, who was recently given a vote of confidence until the New Year. Sporting director Graeme Mathie said recently that Hibs are preparing appropriately for the day Ross eventually leaves.
But that won’t be anytime soon according to the man himself: “I’m not planning on going anywhere soon! From my point of view I’m very happy with where I am at the moment.
“I won’t comment on it as someone is in that job and it’s one of the biggest jobs in British football. I do feel that since we have came back in the summer that this has been a really good fit.
“I’ve enjoyed the progress we have made so far and it’s about pushing us as far as we can. Football management is my chosen line of work and I want to be the best I can be every single day, get better at it.
“I found myself in the space of two years going from Alloa in 2016 to Sunderland in 2018. It was quite a dramatic change in a short period of time and I had to cram a lot of learning into that couple of years.
“I felt as if I did and I am still doing that. I don’t think that is ever going to end. But I am continually trying to be the best I can be. It isn’t often in football that there is time afforded to managers, for a variety of reasons.
“I got opportunities to move quickly through teams doing well. The clamour for change in managers has been far greater than it has been in the past. But I am happy at the moment.
“You can never say for certain as there’s a lot of unpredictability in this profession but I have contentment for where I’m at both professionally and personally.”
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