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.

2016 - present

In his debut season in the dugout at Hibernian, Neil guided Hibernian to the title and promotion back to the Ladbrokes Premiership, as well as the William Hill Scottish Cup Semi Final.

 

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A successful player for club and country, Neil began his managerial career with Celtic, where he won five major honours and many plaudits as he guided Celtic out of a tough UEFA Champions League group, including a stunning victory over Barcelona and a victory away to Spartak Moscow.

Neil Lennon joined Hibernian on a two-year deal in the summer of 2016, becoming the Club's Head Coach having been out of the game since leaving Bolton Wanderers in March of 2016.

Lennon described that the potential at Easter Road was one of the biggest factors in his decision to move to Edinburgh, especially after witnessing the Scottish Cup parade, when over 150,000 Hibernian supporters flooded the streets of Edinburgh.

Following his appointment, Neil Lennon gave himself the target of Scottish Premiership promotion in his debut season in charge.

His reign got off to a great start with a strong performance in the UEFA Europa League against Brondby, with Hibernian winning in Denmark, before cruelly losing out on penalties.

Under Lennon's management, Hibernian put in a string of consistent and hardy performances in the Ladbrokes Championship, taking maximum points at hard grounds to visit, such as the Falkirk Stadium, and picking up other vital wins on the road.

On Saturday 15th April 2017, promotion to the Ladbrokes Premiership was confirmed at Easter Road. A comprehensive 3-0 win over Queen of the South wrapped up the Ladbrokes Championship title. Hibernian eventually finished the season eleven points clear in the table, as preperations for a return to the top flight got underway.

 


 

Full name Neil Francis Lennon
Date of birth 25th June 1971
Place of birth Lurgan, Northern Ireland

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