Rotherham United chairman Tony Stewart declared Alan Stubbs a “good catch” after he finally secured the services of Hibs’ Scottish Cup-winning head coach last night.
The 44-year-old Liverpudlian has signed a three-year deal with the English Championship club. He has taken Easter Road first-team coach John Doolan with him to Yorkshire as his assistant, with assistant coach Andy Holden expected to follow. Hibs will receive compensation in the region of £120,000 from the Millers.
Stewart was thrilled to land his top target for the job and is hopeful Stubbs can build on predecessor’s Neil Warnock’s impressive escape from relegation last season by moving them into a more comfortable position in England’s ultra-competitive second tier.
“We are obviously pleased and think we have got a good catch,” said Stewart. “He wanted it and we wanted it and it’s a lovely marriage. We are ambitious and he is and that cocktail will stand us in good stead. Alan and John have plenty of energy and we are looking forward to a good future and developing in our third season in the Championship. Alan’s record speaks for itself and it is exciting to be looking forward to the future under him. We are looking forward to him put his ‘fit’ on it and us moving upwards.”