Where Are They Now? Alan Stubbs

  • June 24, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Former Bolton defender Alan Stubbs has left his position at Everton to take up the vacant manager's post at Scottish side Hibernian.

Stubbs, who played 256 times for Bolton, between 1990 and 1996, had been at Everton since September 2008 - occupying the role of Youth Team Coach.

The 42-year-old began his playing career at Burnden Park and was part of the side that launched themselves from Division Three to the Premier League under the management of Bruce Rioch.

Following Wanderers' relegation from the top flight in 1996, Celtic paid a club-record £4million to take Stubbs to Parkhead. He spent five years in the Scottish Premier League, playing more than 100 games for the Bhoys, before returning to England in July 2001 - joining Everton on a free transfer.

After four years at Goodison Park, he had a 12-month spell at Sunderland, before returning to the Toffees. A move to Derby County ended in disappointment, as a knee injury forced him into retirement, but he stepped back into the game when he joined the Everton coaching staff in September 2008.

Stubbs was interviewed for the manager's role at Goodison when David Moyes departed for Manchester United last year, but was snubbed in favour of Roberto Martinez. Now, after six years in the role, he has left the Toffees and will take charge of Hibernian with immediate effect.

Speaking about his new job, Stubbs said: "To be given this opportunity with Hibernian is a great privilege and a real honour - it is a massive club with huge potential.

"I'm excited about the future here at Hibernian and what we can all achieve together at the club - this is the start of the journey.

"The Scottish Championship will be a tough division, but I'm confident that if we approach the challenge with enthusiasm, optimism and belief then we can achieve success.

"I've been at Everton for almost six years and now I believe I'm ready to take on the role of head coach here at Hibernian."

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