Hibs dismiss Calderwood as coach
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Scottish Premier League strugglers Hibernian parted ways with manager Colin Calderwood on Sunday after the team's miserable start to the season.

Calderwood has only been in charge at Easter Road for 12 months, but a poor run of results, culminating in Saturday's 1-0 home defeat by Dunfermline, and pressure from angry fans forced the board to act.

After the Dunfermline loss, which left Hibs one point off the bottom of the table, a group of supporters protested outside the club's stadium to demand the departure of former Nottingham Forest coach Calderwood and chairman Rod Petrie.

A club statement confirmed the dismissal of ex-Tottenham and Scotland defender Calderwood: "Hibernian FC announced today that the Board of Directors had relieved Colin Calderwood of his duties as manager of the club."

The Board decided that it was in the club's best interests to find a new manager to take Hibernian forward.
Rod Petrie, Hibernian chairman

Calderwood won just 12 of his 49 matches as Hibs manager and speculation over his future had been building ahead of Tuesday's club AGM. He took over at Easter Road following John Hughes's sacking last October, with the 46-year-old joining from Newcastle United where he worked as an assistant to Chris Hughton.

Speaking after Saturday's defeat, Calderwood had said: "We've got to be a lot better. We've got to prove to (the fans) and the outside public that we can sustain good performances and that today doesn't lead you to think that. I pick the team, so I've got to take the majority of the responsibility."

Petrie now has time during the two-week international break to look for a new boss, and he added: "I would like to thank Colin for his time as manager. The Board decided that it was in the club's best interests to find a new manager to take Hibernian forward."