Paul Heckingbottom has been axed as Hibernian manager, The Herald understands.

The Edinburgh side have been on a terrible run of form under the 42-year-old and have only won one league match so far this season.

The club currently sits tenth in the table one point above Hearts.

Eddie May, who took charge of the side last season after Neil Lennon left the club, has been placed in temporary charge.

Former Scotland international Steven Whittaker and coach Grant Murray will act as assistants.

Hibs fans have been unhappy with Heckingbottom since their 2-1 loss to their derby rivals at Easter Road. 

He has now officially been sacked after losing 5-2 to Celtic in the Betfred Cup semi-final.

A brief message posted on Twitter read: "Paul Heckingbottom and Robbie Stockdale have been relieved of their duties at the club."

"Eddie May will take charge on an interim basis - supported by Grant Murray and Steven Whittaker.

"Supporters can expect further comment from the club in the coming days."

Heckingbottom brought in ten new players over summer in a club overhaul in an effort to rejuvenate the squad, but the lack of good results has cost him the job.