St Mirren appoint former Hibs boss Alan Stubbs as new manager

St Mirren have appointed former Hibernian boss Alan Stubbs as their new manager on a three-year-deal.

The 46-year-old succeeds Jack Ross, who left for Sunderland after St Mirren’s promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

The Paisley club also interviewed Gary Caldwell, Jim McIntyre and Oran Kearney for the role left vacant by Ross.

“I’m really excited by the challenge ahead and look forward to building on the good work that’s been done here,” Stubbs told the St Mirren website.

“Now the hard work starts to get the squad ready for an exciting season ahead.”

Ross, 42, left for Sunderland after St Mirren won the Championship to return to the Premiership after a three-year absence.

Stubbs, who has never previously managed in Scotland’s top flight, has been out of management since October 2016.

He moved to Rotherham shortly after leading Hibs to their 2016 Scottish Cup final win over Rangers but left after 14 games in charge of the Millers.

The former defender played for Bolton, Celtic, Everton, Sunderland and Derby.

He returned to Everton to be assistant manager and then manager of their under-21s side before joining Hibs in 2014.

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