Hibs - Paul Heckingbottom appointed as head coach


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2nd Choice too.

Appleton knocked them back because he wanted 12 months compo if he was sacked and Hibs said it would be 4, and he wanted relocation money to move his family up and get a place up here and Hibs said no.

Surprised at the appointment if I am honest, thought they might go for a bigger name
Local Barnsley lad. Took over from Lee Johnson who left for Bristol City.
We were bottom of league 1 at Christmas but he got us promoted to the Championship in the same season, albeit with Lee Johnson's signings.
Barnsley were in the middle of a takeover and the club lost it's way a bit on the park when he left for Leeds, resulting in relegation.
I would normally wish him well, but can't bring myself to do so now with the club he's gone to.
He was still attending Barnsley matches while out of work.
Couple of mates are big Leeds fans and they absolutely hated him as manager, said he was appalling. The games I watched with Heckingbottom in charge there, they looked a shambles. Mind you, Leeds haven't exactly been straight forward to manage the last few years.

Can't comment on how he was with Barnsley etc as I didn't watch him there.