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MARTINEZ ON MALONEY

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez can’t wait to see what Shaun Maloney can bring to Scottish football at Hibs.

And he has praised his former assistant for having the dedication to KNOCK BACK a chance to manage at the World Cup.

The former Celtic man has won his first two matches at Easter Road as he sets about implementing the changes he wants to see.

Martinez said: “I’m really looking forward to seeing what he can change in the next 18 months because I know he can bring a different approach to Scottish football with the ideas of working in international football.

Roberto Martinez reckons Shaun Maloney has what it takes to change the SCottish game

“It’s going to be good for Hibs and the development of Scottish football in general.

“Once he met the owner and CEO he believed in the project and long-term future of the club.

“It’s an important moment for the players and everyone to see someone who is happy to turn down the opportunity to coach at a World Cup because he is so dedicated.

“It got to a point where he could not turn the opportunity down. We loved his work so much, we know he is ready and we will support him from a distance. He will be able to build something at Hibs.

“There are really great times coming to Hibs, his vision will be very contagious. We wish him the best of luck.”





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