Hibs sack Nick Montgomery - why club has made decision, coaches exit and who takes charge of remaining matches

Manager pays the price for 4-0 defeat by Aberdeen and missing out on top six

Hibs have parted company with manager Nick Montgomery, the club has announced.

The 42-year-old joined Hibs from Central Coast Mariners last September, replacing Lee Johnson, but on the back of just nine Premiership wins during his tenure and failing to reach the top six, the Easter Road outfit brought the axe down on his tenure on Tuesday morning. The home 4-0 defeat by Aberdeen on Sunday was the final straw for the board, who are conducting a complete review of the football structure after a £6million investment from Bill Foley’s Black Knight FC.

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A statement from Hibs read: “Hibernian FC can confirm that Nick Montgomery has been relieved of his duties as Head Coach. In addition, Sergio Raimundo and Miguel Miranda have also left the Club with immediate effect.”

Nick Montgomery has left Hibs less than a year in charge.Nick Montgomery has left Hibs less than a year in charge.
Nick Montgomery has left Hibs less than a year in charge.

The Gordon Family said: “As a Board this was not a decision we made lightly, but felt it a necessary one to move the team forward. Although Nick and his coaching team worked tirelessly, their efforts didn’t deliver the results we had hoped for. We’d like to thank Nick, Sergio, and Miguel for all of their hard work and dedication, and wish them all the best for the future.”

David Gray will take charge of Hibs' final two matches, at home to Motherwell on Wednesday and then away at Livingston on Sunday, with the search for new permanent manager beginning in earnest ahead of the 2024/25 campaign.



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