Hibs have moved quickly in the wake of Nick Montgomery's exit to appoint Malky Mackay as the club's new sporting director. 

The former Ross County manager, who officially starts work with the Easter Road side on June 1, will oversee the club's entire footballing operation - 'encompassing all departments from recruitment through to the academy." He spent time as the Scottish FA's performance director, tasked with overseeing the development of young players, and took charge of the national team for one friendly fixture in November 2017, a 1-0 defeat by the Netherlands at Pittodrie. 

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Mackay will also lead on the appointment of Montgomery's successor after the former Central Coast Mariners head coach was relieved of his duties on Tuesday morning after just 37 games in charge. 

"Hibernian FC are delighted to appoint Malky Mackay as the club’s sporting director. Mackay joins with a wealth of experience in Scottish football as a player, manager and performance director," read the official statement. 
"As sporting director, Mackay will lead and oversee Hibernian FC’s entire football operation, encompassing all departments from recruitment through to the academy. He will also lead on the appointment of the next head coach.
"During his time at the Scottish FA, Mackay oversaw the governing body’s player development strategy and created a high-performance framework that allowed the performance departments to flourish."

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The Gordon family welcomed the appointment, adding: “We believe he will be a huge asset to our club and the football department. As the board conducted the football review, it became clear to everyone that not only did we need someone with experience of the Scottish game, but also a person who could help drive us forward both strategically and operationally.
“Early in the recruitment process, Malky discussed his strategic vision for Hibs and the necessary framework to deliver success. Everyone at the club looks forward to working with him."