Nick Montgomery has been appointed as the new manager of Hibernian.

The former Sheffield United midfielder has joined the Easter Road club from Central Coast Mariners.

He replaces former Hibs boss Lee Johnson, who yesterday succeeded Scott Brown at Fleetwood Town.

The 41-year-old has committed to a three-year deal in Edinburgh. 

Montgomery will be joined by Portuguese duo Sergio Raimundo (assistant head coach) and Miguel de Oliveira Miranda (goalkeeping coach), who both worked alongside him with the Australian side. David Gray will remain as first team coach.

He guided Central Coast to the A-League title last season. He coached former Hibs striker Jason Cummings before he big-money move to India.

After flying to Scotland to complete the deal, Montgomery's first game in charge is likely to come away at Kilmarnock this Saturday.

The club's director of football Brian McDermott said: “We are delighted to welcome Nick to Hibernian FC and are really excited about bringing him to the Football Club.

“I’ve followed Nick’s career for a number of years. As a player, he was a leader and he’s brought that quality into his managerial and coaching career. What he’s done as a coach is really impressive.

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"He helped rebuild what is now a successful Academy and did a magnificent job of bringing through and developing young players. Alongside this, he has incredibly strong coaching credentials.

“Ian (Gordon) Ben (Kensell), the Board of Directors, and I believe that Nick is the right fit for this Football Club. He has a real strong, distinctive style of play, is a front-foot manager, and what he achieved at Central Coast Mariners last season was phenomenal.

“He created a strong relationship and camaraderie between the supporters, players and staff, and he’s an excellent man manager which has seen him get the best out of the players he’s worked with.

“Everyone has bought into him as a person and as a coach. We look forward to working with him and bringing successful times to this fantastic football club.”

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