Hibs make next manager decision as job 'offered' to preferred candidate

David Gray is set to be handed the Hibs job, according to a report.

The Hibees legend emerged as a frontrunner after successful steadying the ship as an interim boss, for a FOURTH time, after Nick Montgomery's sacking. Sporting director Malky Mackay officially started in his role this week but has been working away in the background and now appears to have made his decision on a new boss.

The 36-year-old former Hibs defender has now been offered the job, according to the Scottish Sun. Gray previously admitted his interest in the job, explaining: "I'm not shying away from it. I believe I can do it. I've demonstrated I can. Ultimately it's what the club want to do moving forward. If they feel I'm ready to do it and they want me to do it that's a decision they can make."

He stamped his name into club folklore by scoring the winner against Rangers in the 2016 Scottish Cup final, bringing to an end 114 years of hurt without winning the competition. He ended his playing career at the club and has gone on to serve under various managers as a coach.

Other early names in the frame were Neil Lennon, Derek McInnes and Stephen Robinson athlough it soon became apparent Hibs chiefs preferred someone not in a job at another club for whom they would have to pay compensation.