TERRY Butcher remains favourite to take over at Easter Road today despite denials that a deal has already been done.
Bookmakers have stopped taking bets on the 54-year-old Englishman leaving Inverness Caley Thistle to replace Pat Fenlon, in a move which would be popular with fans.
However Inverness maintain there has been no contact between themselves and representatives from Hibs.
The Highland club’s chairman Kenny Cameron said he was “extremely unhappy” about reports his manager was leaving.
He added that he is “looking forward to the game at the weekend” – which, ironically, is against Hibs this Saturday at Easter Road.
Speculation has been mounting that Butcher is headed for Easter Road over the weekend.
Hibs have been looking for a new manager after the surprise departure of Pat Fenlon on Friday. The Irishman quit in the wake of Hibs’ 1-0 League Cup defeat to rivals Hearts.
Butcher has been in charge of Inverness of Inverness since 2009 and guided them to fourth place in the SPL last season. His contract is due to expire at the end of this season.