After a start to the season, Hibernian fired Lee Johnson; the Easter Road team is tenth in the Scottish Premiership; Nick Montgomery’s first game in charge comes against Kilmarnock on Saturday.
After signing a three-year contract, he wants to “bring success back” to Easter Road. He joins from the Central Coast Mariners of Australia, where he won the A-League this season, and will referee his debut match on Saturday against Kilmarnock.
The 41-year-old replaced Lee Johnson, fired by Hibs following a 3-2 Scottish Premiership loss at home to Livingston, at the top of the club’s shortlist.
To have an impact on the nation’s capital, Montgomery has already stated his goal.
A Front Foot Manager
“Nick is welcomed to Hibernian FC, and we are really excited about bringing him to the football club,” stated Brian McDermott, the director of football at Hibernian. I’ve been following Nick’s career for a while now.
He was a leader when he played and has carried that trait to his managing and coaching careers.
He is a front-foot manager, and what he accomplished at Central Coast Mariners last season. He has a really powerful, distinct style of play.”Everyone has bought into it as a coach.
He developed a great relationship with fans, players, and staff. He’s a good manager, which has seen him bring the best out of the players he’s worked with. We want to collaborate with him and deliver success to this team.
Who is Nick Montgomery?
He began his playing career at Sheffield United, where he made 349 Premier League games for the Blades.
Before the 2012–13 season, the midfielder joined the Central Coast Mariners, where he helped the team win its first A-League Championship.
He eventually retired in 2018 after more than 500 games for all of his clubs, joining the Australian club’s coaching staff and turning the Central Coast Mariners Academy into one of the best in Asia.
Montgomery rose through the ranks to become an assistant coach, then the head coach of the academy team, where he won the Premiership and Championship before being named the A-League club’s head coach.
In addition to Raimundo, he sold Mark Birighitti and Kye Rowles to the Scottish Premiership while guiding the Central Coast Mariners to fifth in their inaugural season.
In the end, Montgomery’s team won the A-League title after scoring ten goals in three games while only giving up two.