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Thursday 19th May 2022

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Hibernian name new manager

Lee Johnson appointed on four-year deal

Hibernian have named Lee Johnson as their new manager following the departure of Shaun Maloney from the club last month.

The 40-year-old will be joined by his own coaching team while David Gray will also continue as first-team coach at Easter Road.

Johnson has previously managed Oldham Athletic, Barnsley, Bristol City and Sunderland while his playing career included spells at Yeovil Town and Kilmarnock.

Hibernian Executive Chairman Ron Gordon told the club website: "We know that this appointment is vital for the football club, so we really took our time to make sure we got the right person as our new manager.

“There were a number of high-quality managers interested in the role and we analysed them all thoroughly. The candidates were interviewed in depth by a panel of directors before we unanimously came to the decision that Lee was the outstanding candidate and the perfect fit."