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Last Updated: Sunday, 22 October 2006, 13:48 GMT 14:48 UK
Littbarski turns interest to Hibs
Former Germany winger Pierre Littbarski has turned his attention to Hibernian - after being overlooked for the manager's job with city rivals Hearts.

The 46-year-old, who was succeeded by Terry Butcher at Sydney this year, had expressed an interest in taking over at Tynecastle last season.

His agent, Rudi Vata, said: "Pierre has been patient and has had offers from two or three countries.

"But the Hibs job is one that interests him greatly."

Littbarski has previous coaching experience with Yokohama in Japan and Duisburg in Germany and had a short spell as assistant at Bayer Leverkusen.
I think it would be a tremendous coup for Hibs to get Pierre

Agent Rudi Vata

"Pierre can carry on the good work of Tony Mowbray," former Celtic midfielder Vata told Scotland On Sunday.

"The players at Hibs are young and need to learn the game.

"Pierre has won the World Cup and worked under legends like Franz Beckenbauer and Rinus Michels.

"He has had a successful career and eats and sleeps football.

"Pierre is a modern manager who has lots of ideas.

"Scotland is a country where his family could settle and Edinburgh is the perfect city.

"I think it would be a tremendous coup for Hibs to get him."

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