Craig joins Hibernian

George Craig has joined Hibernian in the newly-created role of Head of Football Operations.

Last Updated: 13/06/14 at 18:15 Post Comment

Leeann Dempster: Appoints George Craig as Head of Football Operations

Leeann Dempster: Appoints George Craig as Head of Football Operations

Craig moves to Easter Road after working with the Scottish Football Association's Club Academy Scotland elite player development programme.

"I'm delighted to be given this opportunity at Hibernian," he said. "It's a new role at the club and a fresh opportunity to move everything forward.

"My main objective will be to ensure there is a clear pathway from our academy set-up all the way through to the first team.

"My experience from working with the Scottish FA's Club Academy Scotland set-up will help to strengthen that process.

"This is a club with huge potential and I'm keen to implement new plans as quickly as possible to improve several areas and build the foundations  for long-term success at Hibernian."

Chief Executive Leeann Dempster believes Craig will prove to be a key appointment.

She said: "We're really pleased that George has joined the club - he brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise from his time working with the SFA.

"Just to clarify the point, his remit is broad and covers a wide range of areas - he is not a Director of Football.

"George will ensure we aim to introduce the best coaching syllabus, scouting network, individual development programmes, sports science and performance analysis into the football club.

"George and I will be developing and writing both Football and Non-Football plans for the club - incorporating the first team, Academy and Community Foundation.

"This is an exciting appointment as we reshape and look enthusiastically towards a bright future."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Indian Super League: Alessandro Del Piero to play for Delhi Dynamos franchise

Alessandro Del Piero will play for the Delhi Dynamos and will take up an ambassadorial role in the Indian Super League

Transfer news: West Brom closing on deal for winger Sebastian Blanco

West Brom are close to agreeing a deal to sign winger Sebastián Blanco, according to Sky sources.

Women's football: Wolfsburg captain Nadine Kessler named Best Women’s Player in Europe

Wolfsburg captain Nadine Kessler has been named Best Women’s Player in Europe at an awards ceremony in Monaco

Mail Box

Don't Forget Chelsea Also Need A Striker

With Diego Costa struggling for fitness, one Chelsea fan pipes up in the mailbox to remind us that the Blues also need a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney as captain...

A United Fan Happy To See Welbeck Go

One United fan doesn't understand all the fuss over Danny Welbeck, while we also have mails on Arsenal being Arsenal, curious transfers and how to pronounce 'Gaal'...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property