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Hibernian FCs head coach Kevin Milne has made the perfect start to his tenure at Ainslie Park, with midfielder Lisa Robertson stating that he’s had a “massive impact” since stepping in.
The former Aberdeen academy graduate has big shoes to fill after the departure of Chris Roberts a month ago, but Edinburgh born Milne has made impressive strides in his short time with the club –securing the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup this weekend.
Hibernian Ladies beat their closest rivals Glasgow City on Sunday to achieve consecutive cup victories.
The 3-0 thumping meant the Edinburgh club went through the entire competition without conceding – scoring 32 goals in the process.
It’s the kind of start Milne would have dreamt of, and after such an impressive league campaign it was a victory well deserved.
Chris Roberts – now of Bristol City Women – won two Scottish Cups, two League Cups, as well as guiding the Hibs Ladies through European competitions – so there’s still some way to go before Milne can boast a record quite as admirable as Roberts; but he’s made a good start.
Speaking with Lisa Roberts – who assisted Hibs’ third goal at the weekend – she insists Kevin Milne has had a positive influence in the dressing room.
She said: “He’s had a massive impact, obviously we had Chris Roberts in charge before, so it was always going to be hard to replace him, but Kevin’s come in and he’s been really good.
“He’s kept the motivation going, the belief going, and he’s kept the intensity going.”
Milne and his team will be looking forward to next years campaign – where aspirations of replicating their domestic cup form into European competitions will be their main objective.