Leeann Dempster: Hibs chief exec rules out move to SFA

Hibernian’s Leeann Dempster has ruled herself out of the running for the chief executive job at the Scottish Football Association.

Dempster occupies the same role at Easter Road and had been linked with the SFA post following Stewart Regan’s departure on 1 February.

Dempster moved to Hibs after holding a similar position at Motherwell.

“I’m really enjoying life at Hibs,” she said. “I love the people that I work with. I really, really enjoy the club.”

Since her arrival in Edinburgh, Hibs have won the Scottish Cup and promotion to the Premiership.

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In her early days at Easter Road, Terry Butcher was sacked as manager and Alan Stubbs appointed.

And, after Stubbs oversaw Hibs’ momentous 2016 cup win – the club’s first since 1902 – and left for Rotherham United, Dempster appointed former Celtic manager Neil Lennon.

Lennon, in his first season in charge, guided Hibs back to the top flight – ending a three-year spell in the Championship.

And the Northern Irishman had his contract extended until 2020 earlier this season.