Brian McDermott quickly immersing himself in all things Hibs

Brian McDermott has wasted no time as he has quickly got himself involved in Hibs women – to the delight of Dean Gibson.
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Previously at Reading and Leeds United as a manager as well as Arsenal as their chief scout, the 62-year-old has quickly acclimatised to his new surroundings after being appointed as Hibs’ new director of football last week. Only three days after acquiring his new role, McDermott was soon down at the Meadowbank Stadium meeting the staff and players as they were defeated 1-0 by Rangers. After the game, Gibson stated that he ‘couldn’t be more thankful’ to McDermott for all the work he has already put into his side.

“When that appointment was first made, it was for a director of football for a club and he has involved himself in women’s football right away,” Gibson told the Edinburgh Evening News. “Off the pitch, Hibs have got brilliant people at this club and that’s another brilliant appointment. Brian himself has decided that he wants to be involved in the women’s side and he wants to help develop the women’s programme and he’s going to play a bit part in that as well.

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“I am absolutely delighted with that appointment. I knew of him as a manager and obviously then he comes to Hibs and you recognise the face. He’s quite quickly got to know me and I have quite quickly got to know him; that’s just from willingness on his side. I can’t be more thankful.”

McDermott may go down to Oriam on Wednesday as Hibs take on Hearts in the last Edinburgh derby of the season. Kick-off is at 7:30pm.