Branko Nisevic has been confirmed as the new coach of Hibernians.

The Premier League club said in a statement that its Executive Committee has reached agreement with Nisevic, a former Hibernias defender, to lead the team next season.

Nisevic, who has been in charge of the Malta U-19 squad and also acted as assistant to national coach Pietro Ghedin in the last two years, will replace Michael Woods.

Hibs have decided not to offer Woods a contract extension despite winning the U*Bet FA Trophy under the former Floriana coach.Silvio Vella, another former Hibs stalwart, is expected to take over from Nisevic as Malta U-19 coach and Ghedin's first-team assistant.

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