Hibs - Paul Heckingbottom appointed as head coach

#6
Was highly rated at Barnsley, went to Leeds and lasted about 15 matches then got the sack.

* not that getting the sack at Leeds counts for any thing.

What happened to Appleton?
 

Baku Bear

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#15
Didn't get much of a chance at Leeds, but he done well at Barnsley & reckon he will make a decent manager at this level.

Sure I've heard him speaking highly of Rangers in the past too. Good appointment for Hibs IMO.
 
#43
I hope they lift there game as you often see when a new manager is appointed, they won't finish in the top 6 so will be of no importance to us but in the cup game against them would be nice.
 

Sideys

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#45
Dickheads like Gray, Whittaker, Allen, Stevenson, Horgan and their spoonburning support along with Petrie will soon have it drumed into them.
Stevenson is ok. Met him a couple of times through friends of the Mrs. He's no Rangers hater either, supported us growing up.

Before you say it I know Allen was too but he falls naturally into the term dickhead!
 

Buffalo

Well-Known Member
#46
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
 
#47
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.
 

temperance

Well-Known Member
#48
Was highly rated at Barnsley, went to Leeds and lasted about 15 matches then got the sack.

* not that getting the sack at Leeds counts for any thing.

What happened to Appleton?
Appleton turned them down after being refused a severance package, and a refusal to assist with accommodation in Scotland.
 

welshbear80

Well-Known Member
#49
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.
 
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