Jimmy Calderwood interested in Hibernian manager's job

Jimmy Calderwood
Calderwood won last season's Challenge Cup during a short spell at Ross County

Former Aberdeen, Kilmarnock and Dunfermline boss Jimmy Calderwood has confirmed his interest in the managerial vacancy at Hibernian.

Calderwood's namesake Colin was sacked by the Easter Road club on Sunday.

And, when asked if he was keen on the job, the 56-year-old told BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound: "Of course, it's a wonderful club."

Former Hearts boss Jim Jefferies has refused to be drawn on speculation linking him with the job.

The 60-year-old, along with assistant Billy Brown, was sacked by Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov in August.

Brown, who joined Hibs as assistant manager in September, has taken up the caretaker role at Easter Road following Colin Calderwood's departure.

"Until I'm asked officially by any club I won't be in a position to say yes I'd accept or not accept the job," Jefferies told Sportsound on Tuesday.

"That's being respectful to any club - because I've been linked with quite a few - and that's what I'll always stick to.

"If they ask me through the proper channels, then I'll give an answer.

"I've been surprised. Pat Stanton, who's a legend there, has come out and said a lot of kind things (about me) and since then it's just grown."

Shamrock Rovers boss Michael O'Neill, who played for Hibs in 1990s, is another to have been linked with the vacancy.

Former Hearts boss Jim Jefferies
Jefferies says he has not been approached by the Easter Road club

Under-fire Hibs chairman Rod Petrie said the club had received more than 40 applicants for the vacancy.

Jimmy Calderwood added: "It's a very, very well run club but there's something wrong and I don't know what it is.

"They have got to open up and communicate to the supporters.

"They know the interest's there. I think every manager that wanted to go there would let that be known as we did and you just wait and see if you get an interview or not.

"I think it's got to be an experienced manager. Everything's virtually there.

"They've got the stadium, they've got a wonderful training facility seemingly and it's just a matter of getting it on the park and I don't think it would be too difficult if you got the backing."

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