Butcher to talk to Hibernian

Inverness Caledonian Thistle have granted Terry Butcher permission to speak to Hibernian but also vowed to keep their manager in the Highlands.

Last Updated: 06/11/13 at 20:20 Post Comment

Terry Butcher: Wanted to talk to Hibernian

Terry Butcher: Wanted to talk to Hibernian

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Caley Thistle confirmed they had received an official approach from their Scottish Premiership rivals, who have been looking for a new manager since Pat Fenlon quit on Friday.

Chairman Kenny Cameron added: "Terry has been informed of the situation and has expressed an interest in meeting with Hibs officials. The club has, with great reluctance, granted him permission to do so.

"We will, however, continue to do everything possible to ensure that Terry remains our manager."

Butcher last week led Caley Thistle to their second League Cup semi-final against Hearts in two seasons and they sit third in the league, three places above Hibs.

The former Rangers and England captain turned down a move to Barnsley in January and Cameron hopes he remains loyal to Inverness.

Cameron, whose club face Hibs at Easter Road on Saturday, said: "Given our current position in the SPFL and the fact that once again we have a cup semi-final to look forward to, it is inevitable that if any managerial positions arise, our manager will be on the wanted list.

"We have a game on Saturday and it's important that our club's focus is on taking three points to maintain our challenge at the top of the league.

"As with the Barnsley approach in January, we will be making no further comment until we're fully aware of the outcome of discussions."

A statement on the Hibernian website confirmed that they have been given the green light to speak to Butcher, and it was also announced that Jimmy Nicholl will oversee first-team affairs for Saturday's clash with Inverness.

The statement read: "Hibernian FC confirmed that following an approach, chairman to chairman in the appropriate manner, permission has been received to speak to Terry Butcher regarding the vacant managerial position at the club.

"Hibernian FC is grateful to Inverness CT FC for granting permission.

"Both clubs have an important league match on Saturday with three vital points at stake.

"Chairman Rod Petrie met Jimmy Nicholl at the Hibernian Training Centre this morning and confirmed that Jimmy and the backroom staff should prepare the team this week and take the match on Saturday."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

rodger's gusset
Arsenal interest in Sterling

T

he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

ricky villa
Hodgson: Barkley was brilliant

N

o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

badwolf
Townsend: I've silenced critics

Footer 365

De Gea: United 'cannot' fail

David De Gea says that Manchester United must qualify for the Champions League next season "no matter what".

Lucas ready to make an impact

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is looking to recapture what he considers his best form in two years after recovering from injury.

Mats Hummels denies promising to join Manchester United

Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has denied making any promise to join Manchester United.

Mail Box

Is This The End Of Ex-Players As Managers?

Do massive wages and cushty TV numbers signal the end of the ex-high-profile player turned manager? Plus Liverpool fans don't actually say the 'next year' thing...

A Solution For The Premier League's 39th Game...

One morning Mailboxer solves the 39th game conundrum. Plus England were actually alright, Harry Kane is rubbish again and do Arsenal have the most embarrassing fans?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company