New Hibs assistant manager Robbie Stockdale has admitted that it has been a “whirlwind” few days and told fans to expect “attack-minded” football under Paul Heckingbottom.
The duo replaced Neil Lennon and Garry Parker in the Easter Road dugout and former Scotland cap Stockdale can’t wait to get started.
“It’s been a whirlwind but we’re really looking forward to getting started and getting to the game on Saturday,” Stockdale told Hibs TV.
“Supporters should expect a team that will give their all, work hard and be attack-minded. If you look at Paul’s Barnsley team they punched above their weight for long periods in the Championship and he gave young players a chance with some really good experienced players around them.”
Heckingbottom was dismissed by Leeds last ear after only four months in charge, after finishing 13th in the Championship.
He had joined from Yorkshire rivals Barnsley, who he led to promotion from League One and lifted the EFL Trophy.
Stockdale began his coaching career as a youth coach at Grimsby before joining Sunderland in a similar role.
The five-times capped Scotland international had three spells in caretaker charge at the Stadium of Light before leaving the Mackems last year.
Both have signed three-and-a-half year deals with the Hibees and will be hoping to get off to a flying start against Hamilton this weekend.