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David Gray named Hibs head coach as interim handed dream job after successful audition

David Gray has been named Hibs' new head coach on a permanent basis after three stints as interim.

The coach takes over from Nick Montgomery who was sacked earlier this year following a poor run of results which failed to secure top six for the club. Gray took over after Monty as caretaker and backed himself to do the big job permanently, and now he's been given that chance by Malky Mackay and the rest of the board.

Gray said: “It is a real privilege for me to become the Head Coach of this great football club. “Everyone knows how much Hibs means to me. It is a massive Club with a phenomenal fanbase, that I know very well – so to be given this opportunity is a true honour.

“From being here as a player and a coach for over 10 years, I know what a successful Hibs team looks like and I am determined to succeed and take our club forward.”

Mackay, who was tasked with finding the new boss, added: "Following a robust recruitment process, David emerged as our preferred candidate and we are delighted to have him on board.

"Having watched his progression closely over a number of years, David’s ready to step up and become Hibernian FC’s Head Coach.

“David understands the pressures and demands that comes with a club like Hibs, knows Scottish football inside out, is an excellent coach and a strong man manager.

“He already has good relationships with the current playing squad and members of staff both at HTC and Easter Road, which provides an element of stability, and we know he’s the right man for the job.

“Everyone is looking forward to continuing to work closely with David for the upcoming season and beyond.”

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