Hibs Managing Director Leeann Dempster. Image: SNS Hibernian is “absolutely not removing” their academy, according to general manager Leeann Dempster, but they are set to strengthen their first team, even if it comes at a short-term cost to current players and staff. Rumors and negativity have enveloped the Easter Road
Hibernian is ready to put its youth academy program on hold amid drastic cost-cutting measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Easter Road team issued a disastrous financial warning on Monday amid the COVID-19 induced shutdown of Scottish football, saying their incomes would be halved in the next season.