Hibs boss Alan Stubbs today distanced himself from reports linking him with the vacant post at Sheffield United.
He is believed to be a target for the Yorkshire club – who sacked Nigel Clough following their League One play-off semi-final defeat by Swindon – along with ex-Brentford boss Mark Warburton, former Reading manager Neil Adkins and Bradford City’s Phil Parkinson.
The Evening News has learned that the Blades board have been impressed by Stubbs as he led the Easter Road side to second place in the Championship before losing out in the play-offs to Rangers.
However, the Hibs head coach today told the Evening News: “I cannot stop speculation but I have a job to do here and that’s at the forefront of my mind.
“At this time, I have other things to occupy me, things to take care of over the next few days and that’s my priority. I had a big job to do here when I took over and it’s still a big job. Nothing has changed.
“We knew trying to get promotion this season was a huge ask when you looked at other clubs’ squads. We were so near but so far, so close but not close enough.
“Obviously it was disappointing, but we go again and there would be nothing better than to be in a position this time next year when we are talking about automatic promotion.”