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Shaun Maloney sacked by Hibernian after four months in charge

The Easter Road club say the appointment 'ultimately didn’t work out'.

Former Celtic midfielder Shaun Maloney sacked by Hibernian after four months in charge of Easter Road club SNS Group
Shaun Maloney was appointed Hibs manager in December.

Hibernian have sacked manager Shaun Maloney after four months in charge of the Easter Road club.

The announcement comes in the wake of Saturday’s Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Hearts.

Executive chairman Ronald J Gordon said: “Our hope in appointing Shaun Maloney as a young, highly regarded coach was that he would help us take the club forward, but ultimately it didn’t work out.

“We thank Shaun and his coaching staff for all their hard work and efforts and wish them all the best for the future.”

Former Celtic midfielder Maloney arrived on a three-and-a-half year deal from the Belgian National Team on December 20, following the dismissal of Jack Ross.

But the 39-year-old’s side missed out on a top-six finish in the Scottish Premiership and lost Saturday’s Scottish Cup semi-final to rivals Hearts.

The club has also announced the departure of the club’s management team Gary Caldwell, Valerio Zuddas and Brian Doogan.

Former Hibernian captain David Gray will take charge of the first team as caretaker manager for the remainder of the season.