Five Managers Who Hibernian May Consider to Replace Nick Montgomery

Hibernian are on the lookout for a new manager following the departure of Nick Montgomery earlier this week. In this article, I have a look at five potential candidates to be the next man in the hot seat at Easter Road.


Derek McInnes


A proven manager within the Scottish game having won the League Cup with Aberdeen and brought European football back to Kilmarnock with an impress fourth-placed finish this season. Derek McInnes is a tried and tested manager who has one of the strongest track records of a manager – out with Celtic and Rangers – in the last fifteen years. 


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Stephen Robinson


The Northern Irishman has taken St Mirren to back-to-back top-six finishes for the first time in many decades and has qualified the Buddies for European competition for the first time since the 1980s. He has been linked with a move to Edinburgh with both Hibs and Hearts in the past. Could this be his time?


Tiernan Lynch


The Larne manager has won back-to-back league titles in Northern Irish football with Larne, even more impressive when you consider that those titles are the first two in the history of the club. His team is renowned for playing possession-based, attacking football which Hibs fans would like to see from their team. He is destined for a move to a bigger league at some stage – could now be that time?


Michael O’Neill


The Northern Ireland manager is based in Edinburgh and is a former Hibs player having served the club from 1993 to 1996. He took Northern Ireland to the European Championship of 2016 and to the knockout phase of the tournament.


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Things did not work out as he would have liked at Stoke City, but he has won league titles in the Republic of Ireland and qualified Shamrock Rovers for the Europa group stage. Bringing Hibs back to European football would be the aim so with his record, he could be the perfect candidate if he can be enticed.


Alex Neil


Alex Neil did a superb job in charge of Hamilton Accies and took Norwich City into the Premier League as manager too. He worked at Sunderland – who he took back to the Championship in his sole season in charge – and Stoke recently so knows what it is like to manage big football clubs with expectation.

By: Callum McFadden / @Callum7McFadden

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