Third-placed Aberdeen failed to take advantage of Rangers dropping points as they were held to a 2-2 draw by struggling St Mirren.
Paul Heckingbottom says taking the head coaching position at Hibernian was a "no-brainer".
Neil Lennon wants to return to management in England or abroad after leaving Hibernian in late January.
Hibernian have confirmed the appointment of Paul Heckingbottom as their new head coach.
Paul Heckingbottom is in line to be appointed the new head coach of Scottish Premiership side Hibernian, according to Sky sources.
Hibernian defender Darnell Johnson has been handed a two-match ban for serious foul play.
Talks between Hibernian and Michael Appleton over the manager's position have stalled over contract terms.
Scottish Cup holders Celtic will visit Hibernian in the quarter-finals, while Aberdeen will face either Kilmarnock or Rangers.
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