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David Gray FAILS in Hibs bid to lure Hearts coach Liam Fox to be his No.2

David Gray has failed in his bid to lure Liam Fox away from Hearts to be his assistant manager at Hibs.

The rookie boss was appointed as the Hibees boss this week and quickly earmarked the Jambos B team manager as the man he wanted to come in and be his right hand man. Fox is a highly-rated young coach and has already been his own man at Dundee United while also working with the first team at Aberdeen.

But the 40-year-old as REJECTED the chance to jump ship across the Edinburgh divide, reports the Scottish Sun. Hearts were keen to keep hold of him after Steven Naismith involved him with first team sessions towards the end of last season and they now appear to have got their wish.

It will be a blow to Gray who will need to look elsewhere for an assistant coach. Other than him, the rest of Nick Montgomery's backroom team moved on with him and a goalkeeping coach will also be needed.

The Scottish Cup hero of 2016 has been entrusted with the job after bossing the team in an interim period for a FOURTH time. He told the club website this week: “It is a real privilege for me to become the Head Coach of this great football club.

“Everyone knows how much Hibs means to me. It is a massive Club with a phenomenal fanbase, that I know very well – so to be given this opportunity is a true honour.

“From being here as a player and a coach for over 10 years, I know what a successful Hibs team looks like and I am determined to succeed and take our club forward."