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Shaun Maloney: I wanted time to move Hibernian forward


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Hibernian manager Shaun Maloney revealed he was disappointed after being sacked by the club after just four months in charge. The sacking came after the club failed to secure a top-six finish and was beaten in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup by Hearts. Maloney’s backroom staff of Gary Caldwell, Valerio Zuddas, and Brian Doogan also parted ways with the club. Former captain David Gray was named as the interim manager until the end of the season.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to be the manager of Hibernian, a club with such a proud and distinguished history,” former Hibernian manager Shaun Maloney said. “I am disappointed not to have had the time to move the club forward to a position where we could consistently challenge the top teams in the country for domestic honors and European football. It was my deepest desire to be able to deliver for the fans a team of which they could feel proud and inspired.”

“Even though the pain of our defeat last weekend remains raw, I was convinced all the more by the nature of the performance and the desire we showed even when reduced to ten men that, given time, we would have achieved this,” he added. “From day one, the players have been a real pleasure to work with and I am grateful for their enthusiasm and commitment to my coaching ideas. To the fans, I can only say that I wish I had been able to make you happier more often. I wish you and the team every success in the future.”

“We have been concerned about performances over the past couple of months,” he said in an online media conference,” owner Ron Gordon said. “We have had lots of conversations with people at the club, including board members, and we had a special board meeting on Monday. We came to the conclusion, fairly decisively, that we needed to make a change.”

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