How Hibernian fans reacted to news of Alan Stubbs imminent move to Rotherham United

Alan Stubbs is set to take over as Rotherham United manager
Alan Stubbs is set to take over as Rotherham United manager
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News of Alan Stubbs' imminent appointment as manager of Rotherham United has drawn a mixed response from fans of his current club Hibernian.

The 44 year-old Liverpudlian, who led the Edinburgh side to a Scottish Cup success just two weeks ago, will soon be announced as the new Millers boss, pending agreement of a compensation package with Hibs.

Most Hibernian fans wished Stubbs well, thanking the former Everton and Celtic player for his achievement in finally bringing cup glory to Easter Road after a 114-year wait, while others questioned the switch, claiming it was a step down.

Here are some examples of how they reacted to the news...

@WeeAlickie1 - Presumably #Stubbs sees Rotherham as a better stepping stone than #Hibs cuz it can't be for the chance of trophies or European football

@DaveD94 - Wish Stubbs all the best. He brought the cup home and for that will forever be a #Hibs #Legend

@dugihibbi - Hugely disappointed #stubbs is going from #hibs - think it's a sad indictment of Scottish Football that a club like Rotherham can take him

@Kevinconway7062 - Stubbsy - inherited a shambles and leaves a holy grail winner #legend #hibs

@teeby17 - I thought he would have completed the job and get us promoted but he leaves us as Scottish Cup champions. Thank you

@MelClements91 - Absolutely gutted. Thank you Stubbs for bringing hope &energy back to our club. Always welcome at ER, good luck! @HibsOfficial #ASGAWA #HIBS

@Scalesy94 - We now need somebody to come in and take us up at the first time of asking. Thanks for the cup stubbsy but time to move on! #Next #Hibs

@mattyfairnie - Good luck to Stubbs at Rotherham. Delivered the best weekend ever with the cup win. Excited to see who is up next. #Hibs

@AidanTService - Rotherham?? Shocking ambition from stubbsy. #Hibs