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Fenlon brings Nicholl to Hibs

Pat Fenlon has made his first summer signing – bringing in Jimmy Nicholl as his assistant manager.

Nicholl quit his post as assistant manager at Kilmarnock following the sacking of Kenny Shiels and has previously worked as an assistant at Dunfermline and Aberdeen.

Liam O'Brien remains as first-team coach with Nicholl taking up the position vacated a year ago by the departure of Billy Brown.

"I am delighted to have such an experienced coach as my assistant," Fenlon said. "Jimmy has a deep knowledge of the game and of Scottish football in particular and will be a great asset to the club."

Nicholl has managed Raith Rovers and Millwall after a playing career that covered Manchester United, Sunderland and Rangers as well as collecting 73 caps for Northern Ireland.

Looking forward to his new role with the Edinburgh side, he said: "When Pat spoke of his plans for the club it was an easy decision for me.

"I am delighted to be his assistant and hope to contribute to the ongoing development and success of one of Scotland's leading clubs."