Nick Montgomery 'could' have instant football management return chance after Hibs sacking

Nick Montgomery has been sacked by HibsNick Montgomery has been sacked by Hibs
Nick Montgomery has been sacked by Hibs
Hibs moved to end the manager’s stint in charge at Easter Road this week.

Nick Montgomery could land an instant return to football after his sacking by Hibs - as he is mentioned with a vacancy in the A-League.

The former Scotland youth international was axed by the Easter Road club this week after a bottom six finish. He was in charge less than a full season but a 4-0 defeat to Aberdeen at the weekend proved enough for Hibs chiefs to end his tenure before the 23/24 campaign ended. Interim manager David Gray oversaw a 3-0 win against Motherwell on Wednesday.

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Montgomery joined the club last year off the back of success as boss with Central Coast Mariners in Australia. Now a return down under could be an option for him, as Western Sydney Wanderers look for a new head coach. Marko Rudan is stepping down due to personal reasons, with the return of his mother's brain cancer prompting him to make the decision.

While a replacement has not yet been announced, FTBL claim “Wanderers could make a move for championship-winning former Central Coast Mariners coach Nick Montgomery.” How quickly the now ex-Hibs gaffer wants to return to football remains to be seen.

Rudan said: “Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances, I need to end my association with the club. The club is in a healthy position, although we fell short of playing in the finals this season, I am proud of all the hard work by the players, support staff and executive of the club.

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"I will be spending my time in the near future being close to my family as we are going through a difficult time as my mother's brain cancer has come back."

The Gordon family said on Montgomery’s exit from Hibs: “As a Board this was not a decision we made lightly, but felt it a necessary one to move the team forward. Although Nick and his coaching team worked tirelessly, their efforts didn’t deliver the results we had hoped for.

“We’d like to thank Nick, Sergio, and Miguel for all of their hard work and dedication, and wish them all the best for the future.”

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