Hibernian are in talks with Paul Heckingbottom to take over at Easter Road, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun reveals that the former Leeds boss held talks with Hibernian on Monday in Manchester.

Interestingly, the report claims that he will be looking for a Scottish assistant to be his number two.

Heckingbottom hasn’t managed since being sacked by Leeds at the end of last season.

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His spell in charge at Elland Road lasted less than four months, and in that time he won four games out of 16.

Before moving to Leeds he was in charge of Barnsley, who he got promoted from League One to the Championship with in 2016.

The appointment of Heckingbottom would certainly be a gamble, particularly when you consider his results as Leeds boss.

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The Easter Road board must believe he is a gamble worth taking though.

Should Heckingbottom take over in Edinburgh, his first match in charge will be against Raith Rovers in the Scottish Cup.

Hibernian have been without a manager since former manager Neil Lennon parted company with the club in January.

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Eddie May is set to take to charge for the third and perhaps final time when Hibernian play Celtic on Wednesday night.

The club currently sit in seventh place in the league table, and will quickly need to go on a winning run if they want to reach the top six.


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