Paul Heckingbottom in line to be Hibernian head coach
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 14/02/19 5:37pm
Paul Heckingbottom is in line to be appointed the new head coach of Scottish Premiership side Hibernian, according to Sky sources.
The former Leeds boss arrived at the Hibernian Training Centre in East Lothian looking to finalise a deal to become the new head coach on Wednesday.
Heckingbottom, 41, is set to fill the vacant role left by Neil Lennon, who left the club along with assistant Garry Parker by mutual consent in January.
Sky Sports News understands recent talks between Hibernian and former Oxford boss Michael Appleton over the position stalled over terms in the proposed contract.
Heckingbottom was on Hibernian's original shortlist and spoke to club officials last week, and remained in touch with the Scottish club during their negotiations with Appleton.
The Easter Road club hope to have a deal in place for their new head coach in time for the game against Hamilton on Saturday.
Heckingbottom's appointment would see him return to management for the first time since leaving Leeds in June 2018 after less than four months in charge at Elland Road.