Jack Ross says Hibs have plans in place should any men leave Easter Road this summer, amid interest from the likes of Arsenal.
Teenage left-back Josh Doig has attracted interest from several Premier League clubs like Arsenal while the club turned down bids for Kevin Nisbet and Ryan Porteous in the winter. Hibees chairman Ron Gordon confirmed this week that at least one asset may be sold this summer.
Manager Ross is prepared if clubs like Arsenal or other English clubs come calling: “We have plans in place for all scenarios. The ideal scenario is your squad remains intact and you look to where you need to add and strengthen if you lose one, two or three players, whatever it may be.
“Ron (Gordon) is aware of my standing on things, that I will adapt to whatever situation I am in. Even in January, there was no pressure from me on him not to sell any of the players because I understood the challenges the club faced financially in recent times and the need to always have a plan, and I believe that at one point you need to sell really good players for a certain value.
“My job, if you like, is try to solve the problem at all times. Thankfully I didn’t have that problem in January but it may be that the summer is the time to maximise the value in certain players. If that is the case, we adapt and move on accordingly. As I said, the squad remaining intact is the ideal scenario but it very rarely pans out like that.
“People talk about philosophies and approaches in management. The truth is, unless you are very fortunate and are at a club that is incredibly wealthy you have to be able to adjust accordingly. The problem-solving aspect is something I enjoy, trying to find solution to problems, challenges and puzzles.”
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