Terry Butcher has moved a step closer to becoming Hibernian’s new manager after the Edinburgh club agreed compensation with Inverness.
The Englishman has been tipped to replace Pat Fenlon at the Easter Road helm, following his departure on November 1.
Butcher, along with his number two Maurice Malpas, has been given the go-ahead to thrash out personal terms with Hibs chiefs.
A statement from the club read: “Hibernian FC today confirmed that compensation has been agreed with Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC.
“This means Manager Terry Butcher and Assistant Manager Maurice Malpas now have permission to speak to Hibernian FC to agree personal terms.”
Hibs Chairman Rod Petrie said: “We are grateful to Inverness Caledonian Thistle for the professional and courteous way in which the discussions between the Clubs have been conducted. We now look forward to welcoming the new management team to Easter Road Stadium.”
The club confirmed that contractual arrangements are currently being discussed an expect to officially unveil their new management team tomorrow afternoon.