John Hughes has confirmed he won’t be the new Hibs manager after failing to make the club’s shortlist.
The ex-Hibees boss was being touted for the role by some but it appears as if the Easter Road board have other ideas.
Hughes says he is ‘bitterly disappointed’ to have missed out on another crack at the Hibees whip.
He told the Scottish Daily Mail (page 78, 12/11/19): “I’m bitterly disappointed I never got the chance to go and speak to Leeann Dempster and Graeme Mathie. But I wish the club all the best.”
Hughes hasn’t had a role since his Raith spell
The 55-year-old is a well known face in Scottish football and particularly at Hibs. He made over 70 appearances as a player and served as Hibs boss between 2009-2010.
His most notable achievement in management came with Inverness in 2015. After a pretty successful season, he managed to guide the Highland club to Scottish Cup glory, their first piece of silverware.
Since leaving Inverness though he hasn’t had quite as much luck. He was appointed manager of Raith in February 2017 and was at the helm as Rovers were relegated to League One, leaving the club following their demotion.
Since then he’s been out of a footballing job and Hibs won’t be his next destination.