Hibs head coach Jack Ross has signed a new two-year contract with the cinch Premiership club as chairman Ron Gordon hails the former Sunderland manager as a ‘terrific leader.’

Ross arrived at Hibs from 2019 after his time as manager of Sunderland, taking over from Paul Heckingbottom at Easter Road. He guided Hibs to seventh in the curtailed 2019/20 season before finishing third last term to qualify for the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League and record the club’s best league finish since 2004/05.

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The former Sunderland boss is staying long-term at Hibs. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Hibs kick off their European campaign against FC Santa Coloma this week. Chairman Gordon said of Ross: “Jack is a terrific leader for our team and club. He has helped us make great strides on the pitch and has delivered what has been a very successful season, with the team playing exciting, dynamic and winning football.

“He shares our vision of the possibilities at Hibs.  His management is insightful and deliberate, and I am confident that we will continue to build on last season’s success. We are keen to keep a very good thing going under Jack’s leadership. Stability and continuity are critical as we continue to make progress in making our club all that it can be.”

The former Sunderland manager added: “I have been well supported by my staff, the players and the Board. We had a good season last season and the aim this year is to build on that. We’ve got a terrific group of players. We are looking to bring in one or two to strengthen our group and I believe we have an exciting season ahead of us.”

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