Pat Fenlon tells Hibernian TV about that latest news on the transfer front and reveals he is looking to recruit strong-minded and experienced players during the summer window.
In the opening segment of a three-part interview, the boss explains what has happened during the close season and acknowledges the supporters wishes to strengthen the club's first team squad.
But Fenlon stresses he is fully focused on bringing in the right characters who are equipped to help Hibernian move forward and climb up the SPL table.
Fenlon said: "It's been hectic since the end of the season - a lot of players have left the club and we've been busy trying to get in some new players into the club.
"These things take time. I know the supporters want names quickly, but it takes time to get things done.
"But we're working very hard to try and bring in the right type of player. We're not going out to sign players just for the sake of signing someone.
"We want to bring in the right type of character and change what's been happening at the club."
With some experienced players parting company with the club since the end of last season, Fenlon says that he is actively looking to add some new senior players to the team.
He added: "We need some senior players - what we're left with at the moment is a lot of young players.
"Some of the older players, who came in on loan last season helped us in that regard and gave us some experience about the place.
"They can help bring the young players on. I think James (McPake) coming in was a prime example of that with Paul (Hanlon) - he brought him on immensely half-way through the season.
"That's the type of player we're looking for - the right character who wants to come in and play and have the desire to do well here."
On the topic of former captain McPake, Fenlon reveals he congratulated his ex-skipper on becoming a fully-fledged internationalist after the centre-half made his Northern Ireland debut against Holland recently.
He said: "I was delighted for him and I spoke to him before he went. He is the type of character that you want to see do well in the game.
"He came up here and he was fantastic for me and for the club in the short time he was here.
"I would love to have him back - what he brought to the place is what we're looking for. That's why sometimes it can take time to find that same type of character.
"While he was here, he was fabulous for us - both on and off the pitch. I think that's important as well. I know supporters look at players and what they do on a Saturday and that is the be-all and end-all.
"But it also has to be about what they do during the week and how they conduct themselves in relation to the dressing room and around the Training Centre.
"So that's the type of player we're looking for. James fits that bill perfectly and hopefully we can now recruit a few more like him.
"We want to try to build a squad and a club with a long term future now. We said last season at the time we had a short term and a long-term plan.
"We said we wanted to stay up and we did that and now it is about building the club back up.
"Our supporters have suffered too much and we need to change that. We need to give them something to believe in and we need to change the club.
"We need to change the mentality of the football club; how we do things, what we do and get that across to both the new players and the players that are already here."
Fenlon says he understands the frustrations of Hibernian supporters waiting for something to happen on the transfer front, but says the club are pulling out all the stops to bring in quality additions.
He said: "It's difficult because I know how disappointed our supporters were after the final. I know they're anxious for things to happen and quickly. We're working really hard to do that; I can give them that guarantee.
"We've been at it non-stop. Transfers don't happen overnight; it takes time and we're looking to bring in player who will improve the football club."
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