Hibs legend Russell Latapy set for Edinburgh return this year - 'a modern club icon'
Hibs legend Russell Latapy is set to make a rare return to Edinburgh this summer for two major events.
The 54-year-old, who is currently assistant boss to long-time friend Dwight Yorke at Australian side Macarthur FC, is jetting back to the Capital in June for consecutive meet-and-greet events – one at Easter Road stadium and the other at the Central Hall in Tollcross.
Latapy, who was brought to Hibs from Boavista in 1998 by then manager Alex McLeish, went on to play 98 times in green and white, scoring 29 goals. Among his achievements were helping the side to the second-tier title in 1999 and an immediate return to the top flight following relegation the previous season.
The former Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago boss will be appearing at Central Hall on June 23 and again the following night in the Edinburgh Club in the Easter Road Main Stand. Tickets are already available priced from £25 and available from the elt.events website.
John Dickson, of Edinburgh-based promoters elt.events, said: “We are absolutely buzzing to be bringing a modern club icon like Russell back to meet the fans and we hope they will be as excited about it as we are. Russell has true ‘rock star’ appeal and both nights are sure to be extremely entertaining and insightful.
"Russell hasn’t been back to the Capital for a long, long time so we’re incredibly excited for his long-awaited return. We are also delighted to be working with Hibs and their events team and we hope that we are offering fans a wide range of price options, ensuring that everyone can get the experience they want.”