Hibernian have confirmed that Neil Lennon has been appointed the club’s new manager.
The 44-year-old Northern Irishman replaces Alan Stubbs who left the club after missing out on promotion to the Premiership but winning the Scottish Cup.
The former Celtic boss, who missed out to Brendan Rodgers for a return to his old club, has signed a two year deal with the Championship club.
Hibs chairman Rod Petrie told the club’s website: “We are delighted to have secured a head coach of Neil’s calibre and profile, and we look forward to him bringing his drive and mentality to our campaign to win the Championship this season and secure promotion back to the top flight of Scottish football.”
Lennon will be joined in the Easter Road dugout by former Celtic and Bolton coach Garry Parker, who has been named as his assistant.
Leeann Dempster, the club’s chief executive, added: “As soon as Neil was identified as the outstanding candidate we were determined to bring him to Easter Road.
“He has managed at a very high level, taking Celtic to the last 16 of the Champions League, and we were attracted by his ability to get the most out of players and his driven, winning mentality.
“On behalf of everyone at Hibernian FC we would like to extend a warm welcome to both Neil and Garry.”