Alan Stubbs: Very famous guy warned me off Hibs

Alan Stubbs took the Hibs job in June. Pic: SNS
Alan Stubbs took the Hibs job in June. Pic: SNS
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ALAN STUBBS has revealed that a high-profile member of the football fraternity warned him off taking the Hibs manager’s job in the summer.

The Hibees gig had become viewed in recent times as a poisoned chalice after a series of managerial reputations took a battering at Easter Road.

And Stubbs, who replaced Terry Butcher in June, explained that he had to contend with a well-known acquaintance, whom he refused to name, urging him to snub Hibs.

“People would have looked at the job. . . Actually, someone, who is a very, very, very famous guy rang me and left a message,” he said. “You won’t get the name out of me, I’ll tell you that. He just said to me ‘what are you doing?’, about me taking the job. He was talking about coming here, rather than going into management in general. But I’ve got my own opinion, and just because someone might have said something about not doing it would not have stopped me. Sometimes I like proving people wrong.”