Hibs in line for £2.4m windfall – if they finish third and cup goes their way
Hibs could cash in to the tune of at least £2.4 million, provided they finish third in the Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup results go their way.
The league's improved coefficient combined with the arrival of the new Europa Conference League competition means the Easter Road side are in the driving seat to secure European football until at least Christmas.
However, with the 2020/21 Scottish Cup now going ahead, the winners of the competition will enter the play-off round of the Europa League – just one game away from the money-spinning group stages.
If the trophy is won by Celtic, Rangers, or Hibs then the Capital club will secure passage to the Europa League play-offs provided they secure third but if a team outwith Celtic, Hibs, or Rangers wins the Scottish Cup then third place will guarantee entry to the Europa Conference League at the second qualifying round stage, with three ties standing between Hibs and the Conferece League group stages.
Hibs’ last jaunt in Europe earned them a tidy sum of €780,500 (£670,000) thanks to three ties in the qualifying stages against NSI Runavik, Asteras Tripolis, and Molde but they stand to earn €300,000 (£257,489) if they finish third and reach the Europa League play-offs.
That’s on top of the SPFL prize money dished out at the end of the season and based on previous season’s figures, Hibs could pocket around £2.16 million for finishing best of the rest.
Should Jack Ross lead his side to the group stages that figure will almost double, with teams earning a base sum of at least £2.5 million, taking Hibs close to a total of £5 million.