Alan Stubbs is the new manager of Rotherham United on a three year contract, eleven days after guiding Hibernian to Scottish cup glory.
The Easter road club reluctantly agreed permission for Stubbs to speak to the Championship outfit on Monday but, they remained confident that unfinished business with Hibernian may well influence their manager to remain with the Scottish Championship side to try and guide them to the Premiership at the third time of asking.
Sources close to Stubbs believe ending the Edinburgh club’s 114 year wait to lift the Scottish cup was, in his mind, the perfect time to try something new.
In his two year spell at Easter road, Stubbs failed to get Hibs past the play-off stages on two occasions and they also lost to Ross County in the League cup final this year.
However, the 3-2 victory over Rangers in the Scottish cup final has elevated Stubbs to legendary status, as the man who finally guided the Edinburgh club to Scottish cup success.