Shaun Maloney could become Hibernian's new manager tomorrow; dramatic reunion with Celtic set up

By Hamish Carton

December 14, 2021

Former Celtic favourite Shaun Maloney is set to become the new Hibernian manager, according to the Scottish Sun.

The paper say the 38-year-old is the number one candidate to replace Jack Ross, who was sacked last week.

Maloney has had “detailed talks” with the people in power at Easter Road and could be appointed in the next 24 hours.

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The report also suggests that another former Celtic player – Gary Caldwell – could be his assistant manager.

Maloney has been working with the Belgian national team since leaving Celtic in 2018.

He is currently assistant to Roberto Martinez.

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Maloney factor would add to Celtic vs Hibernian drama

Maloney’s first game in charge of Hibernian could be on Sunday against Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic.

That cup final is already a mouth-watering clash as Ange goes for his first trophy at the club.

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But it will take one added significance if Maloney and Caldwell are in the opposing dugout.

Maloney is said to be a very highly rated coach, and many consider him a future Celtic boss.

I guess the job interview starts this weekend.

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