Hibernian has appointed Shaun Maloney as their new manager in a three-and-a-half-year deal. Maloney leaves his role as the assistant manager of Belgium national team coach Roberto Martinez. Gary Caldwell has been named his assistant and will take charge of the team for the first time this weekend. Hibernian lost the League Cup Final 2-1 to Celtic following a brace from Kyogo Furuhashi.

“I have enjoyed meeting everyone this morning and looking forward to getting started and preparing for Aberdeen on Wednesday,” Hibernian boss Shaun Maloney said. “It is a challenge coming in at this time but it is an amazing challenge. It is up to myself and the coaching staff to find a solution to that. We will prepare the players for Aberdeen, we can’t change everything overnight.”

“It will take a bit of time for the players to understand how I want them to play, but the coaching process starts this morning and we will build from there,” he added. “The connection between us and the supporters is key at the start. We have to try and look to excite and inspire the fans. I want to try and implement a style which I believe is the best way to win, it is not just for style’s sake – I really believe it is the best way to win and excite the fans at the same time. We have to inspire the players to play a certain way and hopefully build a connection between myself, the players, and the fans.”

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