Scottish Premiership side Hibernian have announced the departure of manager Neill Lennon and assistant manager Garry Parker by mutual consent.
The duo were suspended by Easter Road bosses last Friday and they were not on the sideline for Hibs game with St Mirren on Saturday a game in which Hibs won . Eddie May and Grant Murrray were on the sidelines instead. RTE Sport report that and an internal review had taken place at the club in the wake of the suspension for the pair, this resulted in them departing. Lennon spent 2 and a half years at the helm and he was successful leading them to promotion to the top flight. He also guided them to a top four finish.
Hibs have been struggling this season though following players leaving in the transfer window especially last summer .They currently sit in 8th position in the table. Lennon also publicly criticised some of his players which is thought to have not went down to well. The club statement on the website confirmed the news. It said ” The management team of Neill Lennon and Garry Parker has left the club by mutual respect”. They have not been missed or resigned the statement read further.
It said further “The suspension put in place to allow an internal review was lifted by the club as part of this agreement”. The statement made it very clear that despite many reports circulating that Lennon and Parker were involved in misconduct it was found to be untrue .It said “The club confirms that neither Neill nor Garry has been guilty of any misconduct or wrong doing and no disciplinary process has been commenced”.
The statement went on to thank the management team and they thanked them for their hard work and the success they brought to the club. Lennon also issued a statement in relation to his departure he said “I would like to thank the board, the coaching staff, the players and all the fans for making the last two and half years enjoyable”. It has been my privelege to serve the club and I wish it every success in the future”.