David Gray will be in the dugout as caretaker manager when Hibs face Celtic in the Premier Sports Cup final on Sunday.
Gray was asked to take temporary charge of the team after Jack Ross was sacked last week, while Hibernian search for a permanent replacement to take the team forward.
The former club captain has overseen the 1-1 draw with St Mirren last weekend and Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Dundee, with fellow coaches Eddie May and Craig Samson assisting him.
Hibernian have identified a preferred candidate for the vacancy, and are in discussions, but won’t have a new man in place for Sunday’s showpiece game at the national stadium.
Gray has sp[oken to club chief executive Ben Kensall and told that he’ll be leading the team out on Sunday, with a chance to land the first silverware of the season.
“It’s great now that we know exactly what’s happening,” Gray said. “I think that’s important for the players, just to make sure they have got that clarity.
“Our attention as a coaching staff has been on a day at a time, a game at a time, and we weren’t looking to any cup finals.
“But since this morning, having spoken to Ben and whilst they conclude the process of finding another manager, we will be in charge for the cup final. Now the attention changes to that.”