Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

Hibernian have appointed former Sheffield United midfielder Nick Montgomery as their new head coach on a three-year deal.

The 41-year-old joins from Australian membership Central Coast Mariners, the place he gained the A-League title this 12 months, and can take cost of his first recreation on Saturday at Kilmarnock.

Montgomery was high of Hibs’ shortlist and replaces Lee Johnson, who was sacked final month after a 3-2 Scottish Premiership defeat at dwelling to Livingston.

He arrives with Sergio Raimundo as his assistant head coach and Miguel de Oliveira Miranda, who’s the membership’s new goalkeeping coach, whereas David Grey stays first-team coach.

Hibs misplaced their opening three league video games underneath Johnson, whereas in addition they suffered a humbling 5-0 dwelling defeat to Aston Villa within the Europa Convention League.

They did nevertheless transfer off the underside spot earlier than the worldwide break by beating Aberdeen underneath Grey.

‘A front-foot supervisor’

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Montgomery gained the A-League title with Central Coast Mariners final season

Hibernian’s director of soccer Brian McDermott stated: “We’re delighted to welcome Nick to Hibernian FC and are actually enthusiastic about bringing him to the soccer membership.

“I’ve adopted Nick’s profession for a variety of years. As a participant, he was a frontrunner and he is introduced that high quality into his managerial and training profession. What he is finished as a coach is basically spectacular.

“He helped rebuild what’s now a profitable Academy and did an impressive job of bringing by and creating younger gamers. Alongside this, he has extremely robust teaching credentials.

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Montgomery (proper) made two appearances for Scotland’s U21 facet

“Ian (Gordon) Ben (Kensell), the board of administrators, and I consider that Nick is the proper match for this soccer membership. He has an actual robust, distinctive fashion of play, is a front-foot supervisor, and what he achieved at Central Coast Mariners final season was phenomenal.

“He created a robust relationship and camaraderie between the supporters, gamers and employees, and he is a wonderful man supervisor which has seen him get the perfect out of the gamers he is labored with.

“Everybody has purchased into him as an individual and as a coach. We stay up for working with him and bringing profitable occasions to this improbable soccer membership.”

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