THE MANAGERS

 

From Hugh Shaw to Neil Lennon - know more about Hibernian's managers.

Here is a comprehensive collection of managers to have sat in the Hibee hotseat.

1971 - 1980
(454 games as manager)

Perhaps not the most successful Hibernian manager ever but possibly the best, Eddie Turnbull would orchestrate one of the greatest ever Hibernian sides.

 

Eddie Turnbull 1

 

Having spent a glorious playing career with Hibernian, Eddie Turnbull would retire in 1959 and become a trainer at Easter Road. He would also have a short spell in the same training capacity at Queens Park. In 1965, he was appointed manager at Aberdeen, leading the side to Scottish Cup success against Celtic in 1970 and laying the foundations for the Grampian club's later great success.

Turnbull would return to Easter Road in 1971, this time as manager. Within a few months, Eddie had created the legendary 'Turnbull's Tornadoes', who were widely acknowledged as one of the best ever sides in the history of the Club. As well as winning the 1972 League Cup by defeating Celtic, the Tornadoes recorded a historic win at Tynecastle on the first day of January 1973, beating the Gorgie side 7-0.

Eddie would finally retire from the game after Hibernian's relegation in 1980.

 


 

Full name Edward Hunter Turnbull
Date of birth 12th April 1923
Place of birth Falkirk, Scotland

If you can add to any historical article, perhaps with special memories, a favourite story or the results of your original research, the Hibernian Historical Trust would love to hear from you.
You can kindly contribute by contacting us HERE.