Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs linked with Blackburn Rovers vacancy



Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs has emerged as a candidate to succeed Paul Lambert at Blackburn Rovers, according to reports south of the border.

The Ewood Park outfit are searching for a new manager after former Scotland and Celtic midfielder Lambert failed to get the assurances he wanted over the club’s plans for the future.

Stubbs is said to be included on a list of potential new bosses that has been compiled by the Rovers board.

Stubbs knows current Blackburn assistant manager Alan Irvine from their time at Everton.

Alan Stubbs 1000pxScotsman Irvine was assistant to David Moyes when Stubbs was a player at Goodison Park.

The pair then worked together when the current Hibs boss was appointed the club’s academy manager in 2011.

After being linked with the vacancy at Bolton earlier this week, Stubbs, who is hoping to guide Hibs to the top-flight and mastermind a historic Scottish Cup triumph, said: “There is only one thing on my mind right now and that is trying to achieve a great end to the season for the football club and nothing will deter me or make me lose concentration.

“It is as simple as that. I’ve got a job to do and I want to be successful.

“If you’re doing well, you get linked with jobs. If you are not doing well, you don’t get linked with jobs.

“Some people might beg to differ but it’s speculation. That’s all.”