Hibernian target talks with 41-yo EFL manager

Scottish Premiership side Hibernian are still searching for a new manager after the sudden departure of Shaun Maloney.

According to the Daily Record, Hibs are going to begin the interview process this week and it is believed that Oxford United boss Karl Robinson is someone Hibs are keen to speak to.

Hibernian owner Ron Gordon flew in to Scotland and watched his side’s 1-1 draw with Aberdeen, before addressing the players and staff after the game. It is believed Gordon has drew up his managerial shortlist and now expects interviews to take place.

One man believed to have made Gordon’s shortlist is Robinson, who helped guide Oxford to an eighth place finish in League One, just outside the playoff places.

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Robinson has been at the Kassam Stadium since 2018 after previous spells at MK Dons and Charlton Athletic. The 41-year-old is still seen as one of the games brightest young managers in the EFL.

Hibs are set to open the official interview process in the coming days after Gordon’s recruitment chief son Ian and chief executive Ben Kensell spent the best part of two weeks speaking to targets down south.

Another manager to be linked with the role is Michael Appleton, who has jut recently departed Lincoln City after the final games of the season.

It is unsure if Robinson is keen on the role and if he is interested in talking to the Hibernian chiefs about taking over in Scotland. Oxford will be hoping that Robinson is keen to stay at the Kassam and help guide the Us into the Sky Bet Championship next season.

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