ALAN STUBBS has admitted he does not regret quitting Hibs for his short-lived stay at Rotherham.
The former Celtic defender left the Easter Road side in May after guiding them to their historic Scottish Cup Final triumph over Rangers.
He was lured to the English Championship a couple of weeks after his Hampden success – and was sacked following four-and-a-half months with the Miller bottom of the league with only six points from their opening 13 games.
Stubbs, 45, said: “I still think it was the right call at the time. After such a brilliant occasion, I don’t think it could have got any better.
“It’s easy to talk about decisions in hindsight, but that’s life. What’s happened has happened and me and my staff, John Doolin and Andy Holden, will move on.
“We’ll get another opportunity and we’ll go again. It’s not dented my enthusiasm. If anything, it makes you stronger.
“It really does because all you want to do is get back in as quickly as possible and right the wrongs. It hasn’t affected my confidence at all.
“All it does is make you reflect on certain aspects. You look back at it and question everything, at where you might have made any mistakes which you can learn from. You just have to take it on the chin.
“The most important thing is that we’ve already had success in our career. We’ve not done an awful lot wrong. Things can work out differently at different clubs.
“Rotherham’s a club where a lot of managers have come and gone. It’s a tough job in terms of competing against the other teams in that league.”
Stubbs continued: “The inevitable will always happen in football. You’re well warned that as a football manager you will get the sack at some point in your career.
“Look around the world and you’ll see plenty good managers who have been sacked shortly after doing a good job somewhere else.
“Look at Frank de Boer, for instance. He did a really good job at Ajax and then got sacked after 11 games with Inter Milan.
“I could go through a whole host of names – that’s just the crazy world of football management.
“The best in the business experience it. If it can happen to Jose Mourinho, it can happen to anyone.
“The culture in football right now is that it’s easy to make quick decisions over people’s futures.
“We know what we’re going into and that’s why a lot of managers are crazy because we know what the environment is like.
“Obviously, I didn’t want to get sacked so early, but, whether it was right or wrong, people will always have different opinions.”
Stubbs, who was named Hibs boss in the summer of 2014, added: “I plan to relax, go and watch a bit of football, get to a few different clubs, watch some coaching and see how different managers go about their business to try and build up my knowledge.
“Then it’s just a case of waiting for an opportunity to come. I’m open-minded about where I go next.”