JACK ROSS has been appointed as the new Hibernian manager after signing a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Edinburgh club.

The former St Mirren boss has been brought in following the sacking of Paul Heckingbottom last week after a poor start to the campaign.

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 cost him the job.

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The club only won one league match with him as manager and he was axed after losing 5-2 to Celtic in the Betfred Cup semi-final.

Ross was named PFA Manager of the Year in 2018 after helping St Mirren with the Championship.

The 43-year-old will have his first official match as manager next weekend when Hibs take on Motherwell at Easter Road.