McGregor desperate to see
DARREN McGREGOR has urged Hibs to secure the services of manager Alan Stubbs on a long-term contract following the Easter Road club’s historic William Hill Scottish Cup victory.
Speculation about the future of Stubbs has been rife since Hibs failed to win promotion to the Ladbrokes Premiership via the end-of-season play-offs for the second season running earlier this month.
But McGregor, who was outstanding in the dramatic 3-2 triumph over Rangers at Hampden on Saturday, believes his boss deserves a new deal after leading the Edinburgh club to their first Scottish Cup in 114 years.
“I hope he stays,” McGregor said. “He’s a great man-manager and motivates the guys really well, but there is a line we can’t cross with him. The guys really respect him.
“There’s always speculation about his future because he’s such a good manager and he could fit into any club really well.
“I just hope he does stay. He’s got a year left on his contract and hopefully he fulfils that and builds for the future.”
Asked if Hibs should try to tie the former Celtic defender down on a new contract, McGregor said: “Leanne (chief executive Dempster) and Rod (chairman Petrie) will be looking to do that.
“You look at the games we’ve lost with the last kick of the ball – we’ve been unfortunate in the League Cup Final
WHAT A LIFT: Easter Road boss Alan Stubbs ends 114 years of agony by lifting the Scottish Cup at last