Hibernian boss Shaun Maloney was dismissed on Tuesday following just 4 months in-charge of the Scottish Premiership club.

Maloney left Easter Road after Saturday’s 2-1 trounce versus Edinburgh rivals Hearts in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

“Our hope in appointing Shaun Maloney as a young, highly regarded coach was that he would help us take the club forward, but ultimately it didn’t work out,” Hibernian chairman Ron Gordon stated.

“We thank Shaun and his coaching staff for all their hard work and efforts and wish them all the best for the future.”

Former Celtic and Scotland midfielder Maloney gave up his role as Belgium assistant manager to overtake Jack Ross at Hibernian in December.

He triumphed his first 2 games versus Aberdeen and Dundee United.

However, Hibernian had managed just 1 league win since then, and a 3-1 trounce against Hearts the week prior the semi-final defeat consigned them to a bottom-six finish.

Maloney has been without important players at times through illness, injury and suspension, whilst the club vended Australia winger Martin Boyle to Saudi Arabian side Al-Faisaly later in the transfer window.

Former Hibernian skipper David Gray will handle caretaker-charge for the remaining of the season, with assist from Eddie May and Jon Busch.

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