The Scottish FA have been dealt another blow this afternoon as Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster has ruled out a move to Hampden… leaving Hibees fans celebrating the news on Twitter.
Dempster had been linked with the job following Stewart Regan’s resignation at the beginning of February, however, she has now clarified that her immediate future lies at Easter Road.
In an interview with BBC Scotland, Dempster revealed that she’s loving life in the capital and has unfinished business at Hibs.
“I’m really enjoying life at Hibs. I love the people that I work with. I really, really enjoy the club.
“It would have to be something pretty enticing and I think at a point in the future that will probably be somewhere else.”
Dempster added, “When I was linked to the post a couple of weeks ago. Colleagues in football had nominated me and my name was there.
“It was nice to be linked with that job and I think it is actually one of the biggest jobs in football, no doubt about it.”
And while the 46-year-old’s comments will surely disappoint Scotland fans, it seems the Hibees supporters are over the moon with the news:
@LeeannDempster delighted to hear you've ruled yourself out of the Scotland job, your very much loved and appreciated by all Hibs fans for helping turn our club around ???
— Alison Pentland (@wondaring) February 15, 2018
@LeeannDempster love you??
— Andrew Munro (@AndyMunro19) February 15, 2018
Thank god for that ! ???
Leeann Dempster would be very hard act to follow, She's been one of the best signings Hibernian has ever made. ?? https://t.co/VEgOWUH27o
— Roddy Scott (@RoddyScott1) February 15, 2018
— David Pryde (@prydo14) February 15, 2018
— Tony C (@Ants1875) February 15, 2018
— Finlay Nicolson (@fnicolson) February 15, 2018
Better news than a new star striker https://t.co/EMpiff8nGj
— joe (@joejoefaemexico) February 15, 2018
Leeann Dempster has ruled herself out of the running for the chief executive job at the SFA!!! ?⚽️?? #GGTTH (BBC Sport)
— Hibs News (@HibsNews1875) February 15, 2018
Great news staying with the hibees HFC
— James Foley (@jamesfoley1875) February 15, 2018
Thanks for staying Leeann
Brilliant news if you are a Hibee… less so if you were hoping for some clarity at the SFA!