Paul Heckingbottom sacked by Hibs

Hibs have confirmed that they have sacked Paul Heckingbottom as manager.

Hibs have also confirmed he and assistant Robbie Stockdale has been relieved of their duties after less than nine months in charge.

Heckingbottom has won just one league match so far this season, with the club from the capital tenth in the league.

Leeann Dempster will now join Hearts’ Ann Budge in a search for a replacement.

A short statement on Twitter read: “Paul Heckingbottom and Robbie Stockdale have been relieved of their duties at the club.

“Eddie May will take charge on an interim basis – supported by Grant Murray and Steven Whittaker.

“Supporters can expect further comment from the club in the coming days.”