JOHN POTTER has agreed a three-and-a-half year deal to become the new assistant Head Coach at Hibs.

The former St Mirren and Dunfermline defender will team up again with Jack Ross after working alongside him at Sunderland.

The double-act were team-mates in Paisley and the 39-year-old was keen to link up with his former colleague at Easter Road.

Potter, speaking to Hibs TV, said: “It’s a real honour to be joining Jack at Hibernian.

“From our own playing and coaching careers in Scotland, it’s obviously a club we know all about and we’ll do whatever it takes – alongside the players and staff – to be successful.

“We’re all just looking forward to Motherwell coming to Easter Road on Saturday.”

Ross was appointed the Edinburgh side’s boss on Friday to take over from Paul Heckingbottom who was sacked following the side’s 5-2 Betfred League Cup semi-final against Celtic at Hampden.

The side had been struggling in the Premiership with only one win – the last-gasp victory over St Mirren on opening day.

Potter added: “When Jack got the job, he contacted me and said he’d like to work together again. We worked together at Sunderland and I’ve known him a long time, as well.

“I loved my time at Sunderland. I learned a lot and learned to deal with different players, different personalities, and the fans, but the opportunity to work with Jack again at a massive club like Hibs was one I wanted to take and one I’m looking forward to.

“Hopefully, we can bring success. Jack wants to improve the players – he wants to make sure the players and staff are together, going in the same direction.

“He’s a very good man-manager. He’s a bright guy who wants to improve the club and our main aim and ambition is to get up the table.”



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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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