By: Hibernian Media on 27 Sep, 2019 15:43
Hibernian FC today announced that Head of Football Operations George Craig has intimated his intention to retire at the end of this year.
George, who has been at the reins of the Hibernian Training Centre for the past five years, has told the Board that he will step down at the end of December.
George said: “I believed that this would be something I would give five years to and we've made significant progress in that time.
"I have been very fortunate to have received the support from Leeann and the Board which allowed me to assemble a professional, talented and committed staff to work in the football department, all sharing the same aim to enable Hibernian FC to achieve sustained success.
"I am particularly proud of the strides we have made in the development of talented, young, local players through our Academy and Player Development Programme.
"I will be watching with great interest and it will give me great pleasure to witness the fruits of this work for many years to come.
"It has been an exciting and hugely satisfying period in my career and I will leave with many fond memories and lasting friendships made"
Leeann Dempster, Chief Executive, added: “The introduction and implementation of George's football structure and strategy have played a significant part in the many successes we have enjoyed at this club during the past five years – the promotion back to the top flight, the Scottish Cup win, and the qualification for Europe.
"He told me of his intention to retire as this will enable him to enjoy more time with his family.
"While we are all sad to see him go, we know he’ll be along to plenty of our games and will continue to contribute in his own inimitable way.”