Nick Montgomery is set for talks with Hibernian over becoming the club's new manager.

The former Scotland under-21 international is one of various candidates being considered for the position.

A report from Sky Sports states that the Central Coast Mariners boss will have discussions with the Easter Road side about the role.

The management job at the Edinburgh club is vacant after Lee Johnson was sacked soon after Hibs' defeat to Livingston in the Scottish Premiership.

David Gray is currently in temporary charge and recently oversaw the team's first league victory of the season away to Aberdeen.

Montgomery, who won the Australian title last season on the smallest budget in the A-League, is understood to be keen on the role.

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Meanwhile, Neil Lennon – one of the favourites for the Hibs manager’s role – says he hasn’t ruled out taking an international job. 

But he is not about to challenge Michael O’Neill whom he’s backing to turn things around for Northern Ireland as they need something quite special to keep their Euro 2024 hopes alive. 

Speaking to he said: “It would all depend on the country and what the project was. I do prefer to work day-to-day it’s not something I would say no to. “I don’t know if I’m old enough! Seriously, there are a lot of younger men taking national team jobs these days. 

“For some guys it’s just a good fit. I look at Steve Clarke and he’s taken to it like a duck to water and he’s having a great time at the minute. 

“I’ve spoken to Martin O’Neill and Shaun Maloney about it before and they have good insight into what it all entails. 

“So, I wouldn’t dismiss it, but in an ideal world I would like to come back in with a club side.”