BY ALAN TEMPLE, Easter Road – @CCP_Sport
HIBERNIAN will appoint a new head coach to succeed Neil Lennon within a matter of days, caretaker boss Eddie May has confirmed.
The 51-year-old, who has been in charge of the capital club since Lennon’s shock departure last month, revealed that Saturday’s 3-1 Scottish Cup fifth round victory over Raith Rovers would be his last match at the helm.
May will oversee first-team training on Monday alongside coach Grant Murray before reverting to his previous role as head of academy coaching .
Michael Appleton is the current front-runner for the post after impressing the Hibs hierarchy during two rounds of interviews and, while unsure of who the chosen man will be, May revealed that an appointment should be signed, sealed and delivered ‘on Tuesday or Wednesday’.
May said: “That will be my last game and I am delighted to go out on a win. The new man is coming in and at least we are in the quarter-final.
“I have been told this was my last game and that the new man will come – I was told about five minutes before kick-off! I won’t be in charge
“I don’t have a clue who they’ve got. They just thanked me and Grant [Murray] for what we’ve done and the new man should be announced
“I know Grant and I will take training on Monday as normal and maybe Tuesday or Wednesday, the new man will be announced.
“It will be exciting and challenging because the new man will maybe put a different stamp on what he wants.”