Next Hibs Manager Odds: Cash for ex-Hibees captain

There have been plenty of market moves in the betting for the next Hibs manager odds as the race to replace Nick Montgomery at Easter Road hots up.

Montgomery replaced Lee Johnson in September, having guided Central Coast Mariners to the A-League championship in 2023.

After his sacking, Hibs are seeking their sixth permanent team boss in just over four years, following a chaotic spell for the Leith side.

Adding to the club’s restructuring, the Easter Road club has also announced the appointment of Malky Mackay as Sporting Director. A crucial part of his role is selecting the next head coach.

Former club captain David Gray, who took over as the caretaker manager, led the side to a win and a draw in their final two Scottish Premiership league games. This impressive performance has seen him move to the top of the bookmakers list of potential managers.

However, there has also been cash around this week for St Mirren boss Stephen Robinson and former Hibs skipper Ian Murray, who is currently in charge of Raith Rovers.

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Next Hibs Manager Betting Odds

With six men in charge at Easter Road in just over four years, the top job at Hibs is seen as a poisoned chalice despite being a well-run club under the Gordon family.

With recent investment from the owners of Bournemouth, the Black Knight Football Club, cash will be available for the new manager, and we check out who the leading candidates for the Hibs job are.

  • David Gray - 5/4
  • Stephen Robinson - 4/1
  • Ian Murray - 5/1
  • Derek McInnes - 7/1
  • Scot Gemmill - 8/1
  • Alex Neil - 10/1

Odds correct at time of writing with McBookie (May 22, 11:00am)

Leading Candidates to be the Next Hibs Manager

Let’s look at some of the names towards the head of the betting market.

David Gray

Gray wrote himself into the history books at Easter Road when he scored the stoppage-time winner against Rangers in the Scottish Cup final in 2016, and he would be a popular choice with the Easter Road faithful.

Since retiring from playing in June 2021, he has been a first-team coach at Easter Road and been caretaker manager following the sackings of Jack Ross, Shaun Maloney, Lee Johnson, and now Nick Montgomery.

Having led the side to a win and a draw in their final two games of the season, Gray is now a solid favourite to be handed the role permanently.

Stephen Robinson

Robinson is another Scottish Premiership manager who has his side punching above their weight this season. He has steered St Mirren to a top-six finish and qualification for the Europa Conference League.

The Northern Irishman also enjoyed success with Motherwell, leading them to two domestic cup finals. However, Hibs would need to splash the cash to prise Robinson away from Paisley.

Ian Murray

Ian Murray is no stranger to Easter Road, having played over 250 games for Hibs. The current Raith Rovers coach is one of the most highly respected young managers in the country.

He’s led Raith Rovers to the Scottish Premiership Playoff final against Ross County, and the outcome of that may decide Murray’s fate next season - victory is likely to see him remain at Starks Park, but defeat could see Hibs make their move.

Derek McInnes

McInnes was the man Hibs fans wanted last time, and he’s done wonders at Kilmarnock this season, guiding them to a top-six finish and qualifying for the Europa League.

However, like Robinson, Hibs would need to financially compensate the Killie if they decide McInnes is the man they want though, and would the ex-Aberdeen boss be happy to work under a Sporting Director?

Scot Gemmill

With the announcement of Mackay as Sporting Director at Easter Road, Gemmill has entered the conversation due to the pair working together at the SFA - Mackay as the Performance Director and Gemmill as the under-17 and under-21 coach.

Although lacking any experience in coaching at a club level, Gemmill has vast experience at an international level and first-hand knowledge of the Scottish game.

Alex Neil

Neil’s name is mentioned whenever a top job in Scottish football becomes available, and he was most recently linked with Hearts and Aberdeen.

He was in the running for the Hibs job before Montgomery’s appointment before ruling himself out, and question marks have to be asked whether anything has changed to make him reconsider now.

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Scott McGlynn

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