Hibernian are pleased to confirm Terry Butcher has been appointed the club's new manager - agreeing a three year contract.

Butcher, 54, joins Hibernian from Inverness Caledonian Thistle and his first match in charge will be at St Mirren on Saturday 23 November (kick off 12.45pm).

The former England captain, who has a wealth of managerial experience in Scotland, England and Australia, says he is looking forward to the challenge ahead.

Butcher said: "I'm excited about the future and what we can achieve at Hibernian - it's a great honour to be appointed the new manager of the club.

"I've been really impressed with the set-up; from the training facilities through to the stadium, everything is in place and now our goal is to deliver the success on the pitch that everybody wants.

"We want everybody associated with Hibernian - players, staff and supporters - to all pull in the same direction and to implement a winning mindset.

"This is a big football club with big expectations, but with energy, enthusiasm, desire and focus I believe we can rise to the challenge ahead and win."

Former Scotland internationalist Maurice Malpas has also joined Hibernian as assistant manager.

Chairman Rod Petrie says he is delighted to have appointed both Butcher and Malpas.

Petrie said: "Terry is vastly experienced in Scottish football and an outstanding leader of men.

"He inherits a talented squad of players and we believe he has got the managerial skills and motivational qualities required to develop them as players and as a team and move the club forward.

"We've appointed a first-class management team to deliver continued success here at Hibernian."

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