Butcher to begin Hibs career in the stand

Terry Butcher will watch from the stand

Terry Butcher will watch from the stand

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TERRY Butcher will start his career as Hibernian manager in the St Mirren Park stand after being handed an immediate one-match touchline ban.

Butcher was handed a £1000 fine and a two-match ban – one game of which is suspended until the end of the season – by a Scottish Football Association disciplinary tribunal.

The former England captain admitted a charge of misconduct by “acting in an aggressive manner towards players of the opposing team” following the incident which saw him sent to the stand during former club Inverness’s League Cup win over Dundee United last month.

Butcher and United coach Darren Jackson, whose hearing was postponed, were dismissed following the on-field melee which also saw United forward Nadir Ciftci sent off. Ciftci saw his red card rescinded but faces further action over an alleged attack on an assistant referee.