Davie Provan makes a prediction about Alan Stubbs' future, mentions Celtic move

Davie Provan believes Hibernian boss Alan Stubbs will head to England - if he isn't appointed Celtic manager.

Former Celtic winger Davie Provan has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks Alan Stubbs will head to England this summer if he doesn't get the Celtic job.

Stubbs, 44, took the Hibs job in the summer of 2014, and led his team to the Scottish Championship play-offs last season, only to be knocked out by Rangers.

This term, Hibs have been pushing Rangers for the Scottish Championship title, but two defeats to Morton and Dumbarton mean that they now sit 11 points behind Mark Warburton's Gers side.

A play-off place is still on the horizon for Hibs, and manager Stubbs has certainly been earning plaudits for his work at Easter Road - and if Hibs miss out on promotion again, we may see him leave the club for a move elsewhere.

There have been some suggestions from Celtic fans that they would like Stubbs - who played for the Bhoys between 1996 and 2001 after arriving from Bolton Wanderers - to come in as a replacement for their under-fire boss Ronny Deila this summer.

Now, former Celtic winger Davie Provan has discussed Stubbs' situation in The Scottish Sun, and made a prediction about his future as a manager.

Provan believes that, whilst Hibs are adamant that Stubbs won't be leaving, he will head back to England this summer - unless he gets the Celtic job, as the Bhoys are likely to be in the market for a new manager this summer after Deila's struggles, and returning to Celtic Park would surely be appealing to Stubbs.

"Despite the shock midweek defeat to Morton that rocked Hibs’ promotion chances, chief executive Leeann Dempster is still kissing the face off Alan Stubbs," said Provan. "Promising a golden future for the Hibees, Dempster reminds us Stubbs is under contract and going nowhere. I’ll have a bet on that. Stubbs’ fine work in Edinburgh has not gone unnoticed in England where I’d expect him to be working next season if he’s not at Celtic," he added.

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