Scottish Championship: Hibs boss Alan Stubbs to be given funds to finance promotion bid
Last Updated: 29/06/14 12:09pm
Hibernian head coach Alan Stubbs will have money to spend on the club’s bid to return to the Scottish Premiership.
The Easter Road club are 6/1 third favourites to secure one of the two promotion places in the Scottish Championship, behind Rangers and Edinburgh rivals Hearts.
Rangers are odds-on to win the title but Stubbs will receive the financial backing at Easter Road to ensure they mount a challenge of their own.
“What’s happened has happened and there is no point in looking back, we draw a line under that and look forward,” the 42-year-old told Sky Sports News.
“Sometimes you can get wrapped up in budgets. I think it’s more a case of me putting players forward and if possible we bring them in. There is money to spend.”
The Hibs job is Stubbs’ first as a head coach after six years in charge of Everton’s U21 squad and he succeeds Terry Butcher, who was sacked in the wake of the club’s relegation from the top tier.
Chief executive Leeann Dempster said: “He’s very much on the same page as us, he has the same philosophy and the determination. I knew that I could work with him and that he was really hungry to be successful.”