Former Kilmarnock FC manager Bobby Williamson was unveiled as the new Hibernian FC manager at a press conference on Monday morning.
Disagreement over compensation
Williamson and his assistant Gerry McCabe handed in their resignations to the Kilmarnock board on Sunday. Kilmarnock had rejected Hibernian's offer of compensation for Williamson after insisting there was a "significant gulf" between both clubs' valuations.
Traumatic few days
"The last few days have been very traumatic for me because I've been at Kilmarnock a long time and whenever a parting of the ways comes about there is a bit of sadness," Williamson said. "It wasn't a case of me going to Hibs agreeing terms and then going back to Kilmarnock to tell them. I've got a lot of friends there and I wouldn't do that to Kilmarnock.
"It will be a fresh challenge for me here," Williamson continued. "I've got to try to get the team higher up the league and I'm really looking forward to it. There is a reasonable sized squad here. It's a big club with good support and huge potential."
Williamson and McCabe replace Frenchman Franck Sauzée, who was sacked last Wednesday. Kilmarnock are fifth in the 12-team Scottish Premier League, Hibernian eleventh and fighting to avoid relegation.
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