So the Steven Gerrard era starts with a win. A nervy one at times, only clinched in injury time, but a win nonetheless.
He only has three days to work with his players before Rangers head out to Macedonia for Tuesday's second leg in Skopje. But with a 2-0 lead, it would be surprise if Rangers didn't now progress to the second qualifying round.
Hibs can reflect on a job very well done. Six goals, a hat-trick for Florian Kamberi, and a brace for Stevie Mallan on his competitive debut for the club.
They can already start planning for a trip to Greece in the next round, with next Thursday's second leg in the Faroe Islands a formality.
Before that, it is the start of the domestic football season in Scotland tomorrow night, with Kilmarnock hosting Alan Stubbs' St Mirren to kick off the League Cup group stages.
Join us for that one, and thanks for your company tonight.