Hibernian have officially announced the appointment of former Hearts assistant manager Billy Brown as assistant to manager Colin Calderwood.
Brown told the Official Hibernian website: “It is a new challenge and a new chapter in my career and I’m looking forward to it; starting with the match at Dunfermline on Saturday. I’ve still got lots of enthusiasm for the game and the ambition to do well – now I want to help Colin (Calderwood) to enjoy success this season.
“I think Colin has got a good chance of doing well at the club and hopefully my experience can assist him to achieve that goal. I worked alongside Jim (Jefferies) for 23 years and during that time we had a lot of success. When I spoke to Jim about this opportunity, he told me to go for it and that I had his best wishes. There aren’t many jobs in Scottish football more desirable than working for Hibernian.”
Brown has significant experience in the game following spells with Berwick Rangers, Falkirk, Hearts, Bradford City and Kilmarnock.
After Brown’s appointment manager Colin Calderwood said: “I am delighted to be able to add someone with Billy’s experience, drive and enthusiasm to the backroom staff; he will be a real asset to the coaching team. Billy is a Musselburgh man and very focused and passionate for whichever club he works for.
“What I like about him is that he stands his corner and backs his players. He is totally committed and a great character to have around the place. Whenever I’ve come across Billy in the past I’ve been impressed by him both as a coach and as a person and I’m looking forward to working alongside him.”
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