The 42 year old Irishman had been linked with the job as soon as Colin Calderwood was sacked earlier this month.
A statement on the Dublin club’s website read: “Bohemian FC confirms that Hibernian FC this afternoon sought and was given permission to speak to Pat Fenlon about the managerial vacancy at Hibernian.”
Fenlon has a year remaining on his Bohemians contract, where he has been manager since December 2007. The Irish side would be due compensation for Fenlon’s services.
The Dubliner has helped the Boh’s to two league titles and an FAI Cup. He has also managed Shelbourne, Derry City and between 2007-2008 he took charge of the Republic of Ireland’s under-23 side.
Shamrock Rovers manager Michael O’Neill was also linked with the position, while present caretaker manager Billy Brown was also interviewed for the position on a permanent basis.