Hibs appoint Malky Mackay as Sporting Director

Last updated : 14 May 2024 By Steve Forbes

Hibernian FC have announced this evening that Malky Mackay is the new Sporting Director of the club.

Mackay, who previously managed Norwich City and Ross County, will begin his role on the 1st of June.

As Sporting Director, Mackay will oversee the entire football department, from the first team to the academy. He will also be responsible for finding a successor to Nick Montgomery, who was dismissed earlier today.

The club has issued a statement on their official website regarding the appointment.

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, and will officially start working with the Club on 1 June, 2024.

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.

With his extensive knowledge of the Scottish game, Mackay’s role will be integral to sporting performance, allowing the Head Coach to succeed on the pitch.

The Gordon Family commented: “We’d like to welcome Malky and 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.”


The club's appointment has sparked controversy.

While Mackay meets many criteria on paper, his widely known past has provoked a strong reaction from supporters on social media.

The Ultras Group, Block Seven, has issued a statement vehemently criticizing his appointment.

With many discontented Hibees, it remains to be seen whether this appointment will endure or even commence.

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