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

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

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 31st May 2016, 8:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st May 2016, 9:28 pm
Alan Stubbs is set to take over as Rotherham United manager
Alan Stubbs is set to take over as Rotherham United manager

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.

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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