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Hibernian appoints new manager Shaun Maloney for three-and-a-half-year contract

Hibernian has confirmed the appointment of Shaun Maloney as new manager.

Maloney succeeds Jack Ross after having worked as assistant manager of Belgian boss Roberto Martinez.

The former Celtic, Wigan, Aston Villa and Scotland player has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract.

The 38-year-old will be assisted by former Hibs player Gary Caldwell, while his backroom team will include current coaches David Gray and Craig Samson, as well as Italy’s Valerio Zuddas, who was most recently the assistant boss. by Hajduk Split.

Hibs Managing Director Ben Kensell said: “Our recruitment for a new manager has been thorough, strategic and focused on the clear vision we have for this football club.

“We wanted to acquire a manager who has a forward mentality, who is progressive and someone who is hungry to have the opportunity to build something here at this great club.

“Shaun has been the standout candidate throughout this process because his idea of ​​football is completely aligned with ours and the history of this football club.

“He believes in attacking and possession-based football and implemented it at the highest level with Roberto Martinez in Belgium.

“He is also a coach who wants to develop the players we have in this football club, because we have made a good team.

Maloney with Romelu Lukaku in Hampden

“He aligns with our goal of bringing young talent through our development team and wants to work with young players.

“Shaun is a young coach and it’s a great opportunity for him to show what we can do.

“We will support him in the next transfer windows to help him achieve our ambitions here.

“We really believe in Shaun and he believes in himself very much.”

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