‘top drawer’ boss Stubbs given new deal

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and in the semi-fi­nal of the play-offs and now we’ve done it in the fi­nal of the Scot­tish Cup. He’s done well.

“I’ve played un­der a lot of man­agers. For me, he’s a great man-man­ager, mo­ti­vates the team and is top drawer.”

Mean­while, McGre­gor ex­pressed his dis­ap­point­ment that Hibs’ vic­tory had been marred by ugly clashes on the pitch after the fi­nal whis­tle.

The Hibs right back, who played for the Ibrox club last sea­son when he was named Rangers Player of the Year, is hope­ful the crowd trou­ble won’t de­tract from the tri­umph.

“Peo­ple were ex­cited be­cause it was the first time in 114 years. I did wit­ness a wee bit of a dis­tur­bance. They were pas­sion­ate fans and to point the blame at any­body would be un­fair.

“I didn’t know that Rangers play­ers were at­tacked and I don’t con­done that. Both sets of fans need to be bet­ter than that.”

Boy­hood Hibs fan and Leith na­tive McGre­gor, who was re­leased by Rangers after Mark War­bur­ton was ap­pointed man­ager last sum­mer, ad­mit­ted the tri­umph was the great­est day of his life after the birth of his daugh­ter and be­lieves the Easter Road club can build on the win.

“It’s just in­cred­i­ble to put the hoodoo to bed,” he said. “David Gray de­serves all the plau­dits for pop­ping up with a minute to go. It’s the best feel­ing apart from the birth of my daugh­ter that I’ve ever ex­pe­ri­enced.

“We can build on this. We are now in Europe and it is a great achieve­ment and there is a lot of re­demp­tion.

“To come here and win the Scot­tish Cup in the man­ner we did shows the char­ac­ter the gaf­fer has in­stalled. We are all r e a l ly proud of this achieve­ment.”

CLASH: Dar­ren McGre­gor, left, and old Ibrox team­mate Kenny Miller

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