David Marshall has announced his immediate retirement from football following the expiry of his Hibernian contract.

The 39-year-old goalkeeper will now take a step behind the scenes by linking up with recently appointed sporting director, Malky Mackay, at the Hibs Training Centre.

Marshall, who famously endeared himself to the nation by saving Aleksandar Mitrovic's penalty to earn Scotland their place at Euro 2020, earned 47 caps for his county before retiring from international duty two years ago.

He went on to play 86 times for Hibs - including 39 as captain, keeping 22 clean sheets during his two seasons at the club.

Now the veteran shot-stopper will turn his attention to a new role as technical performance manager.

Hibs claim that Marshall will work on strengthening the football operations department and improving the overall standards.  

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Explaining the news, Marshall, who made 670 senior appearances across two decades, said: “Having made the decision to retire from football, I’m delighted to be given the opportunity in this role at the Football Club.

"I’ve got to know and understand the Club over the last two seasons and I look forward to working closely with Malky Mackay to create an environment which can deliver success both on and off the pitch. 

"This new role is a great opportunity for me to work across various different performance departments within the Football Club and to learn from Malky who has years of experience in the game. 

"The fans support will be vital to our success and I know, as always, you’ll be there for the team, David Gray and his coaching staff. I am looking forward to getting started for the 2024/25 campaign.”

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Meanwhile, Mackay added: “I am delighted that David will stay with our club in a new role in which I know he has a real passion for.

“I’ve known him a long time and his work ethic, values and standards are exactly what are required. 

“He will work closely with me to bring sustained success to our club and will be a major asset to Hibernian FC.”