Fenlon confirmed as Hibs boss

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Hibernian have announced the appointment of Pat Fenlon as manager on a two-and-a-half year deal.

The Clydesdale Bank Premier League club have confirmed the 42-year-old has signed a contract to move to Edinburgh from Bohemians until the end of the 2013/14 season.

Fenlon succeeds Colin Calderwood, who was sacked on November 6 following 12 wins in 49 matches and 12 months in charge.

Dublin-based Bohemians announced Hibs had been given permission to speak to Fenlon on Wednesday and the Irishman has now been placed in charge ahead of Saturday's SPL clash at St Johnstone, becoming the capital club's fifth manager in four years.

Fenlon has spent his entire career in Ireland and in nine seasons as a manager he has won five League of Ireland championships and three Cups with two different clubs, Shelbourne and Bohemians.

Fenlon, who will be unveiled at a press conference on Friday afternoon, said on Hibs' official website:: "I'm really excited by the prospect of managing Hibernian, a club with a rich history and proud traditions.

"When I came to Easter Road in March for a friendly match, while I was in charge of Bohemians, I saw close-up the tremendous potential of the club."

Hibs sit ninth in the SPL, two points off the foot of the table, but have one home league win since February - the September defeat of St Johnstone.

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