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Kensell: Montgomery is ‘long-term appointment’

Hibernian chief executive Ben Kensell has stressed Nick Montgomery is a “long-term appointment” as head coach.

Former Central Coast Mariners boss Montgomery is the fifth man to take the hotseat since the late Ron Gordon took over Hibs in July 2019, following Paul Heckingbottom, Jack Ross, Shaun Maloney and Lee Johnson.

Kensell said: “We know what the track record looks like and this is a long-term appointment from our perspective.

“It was something Ron always wanted, that long-term approach to the football club. We are following what he wanted. Nick was our number one candidate from the start. We knew we would be hard-pushed to get a better candidate.

“Others were interviewed but if you have got a number one candidate you go after that candidate until you are struggling to appoint him.

“It’s never easy and we thank the guys from Central Coast. We knew what we wanted and we went out and got it.”

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