Malky Mackay has been appointed as Hibernian's new sporting director. 

It comes on the same day that Nick Montgomery was relieved of his duties at the Easter Road club.

The 41-year-old was dismissed with just two games of the Premiership season to go, and after less than a season in charge of the Edinburgh outfit.

Mackay - who left his last post as Ross County manager in November last year - will join Hibs officially on June 1.

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The club states that, as sporting director, he will oversee the 'entire football operation', which includes recruitment and aspects of the academy.

Crucially, he has been tasked with leading the search for a new head coach.

The Gordon Family commented: “We’d like to welcome Malky and believe he will be a huge asset to our Club and the football department. As the Board conducted the football review, it became clear to everyone that not only did we need someone with experience of the Scottish game, but also a person who could help drive us forward both strategically and operationally.

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“Early in the recruitment process Malky discussed his strategic vision for Hibs and the necessary framework to deliver success. Everyone at the Club looks forward to working with him.”

Hibs' statement on Montgomery reads: "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.

"David Gray will take charge of the First Team for the remainder of the 2023/24 campaign.

"No further comment will be made at this time."

Hibs have two remaining fixtures to close out the campaign before the players break up for the summer. 

They will host Motherwell at Easter Road tomorrow evening before making the short trip to already relegated Livingston on Sunday afternoon.