David Marshall announces retirement as Hibs keeper handed new Easter Road role under Malky Mackay

Hibernian's David Marshall
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David Marshall has announced his retirement from football at the age of 39 and has taken up a role in the Hibs Football Department.

The keeper started his career at Celtic before moving south of the border and had spells at Norwich City, Cardiff City, Hull City, Wigan Athletic, Derby County and QPR before returning to the Scottish Premiership at Easter Road. Marshall was also capped 47 times for his country and earned legendary status for his penalty heroics against Serbia in Belgrade to secure a place at Euro 2020 - the country’s first international tournament since 1998.

Marshall made his debut for Celtic in February 2003 and went on to win two league titles and a Scottish Cup during his time in Glasgow, whilst also featuring in the Champions League and the UEFA Cup. Marshall’s trophy cabinet also includes the English Championship trophy, which he lifted whilst at Cardiff City under Him sporting director Malky Mackay during the 2012/13 season.

Marshall made 100 appearances in the English Premier League and over 450 in the Championship, featuring for Norwich City, Cardiff City, Hull City, Wigan, Derby County, and QPR – before joining Hibs in 2022. He featured 86 times for the Hibees – including 39 as captain – keeping 22 clean sheets during his two seasons at the Club.

Following the expiration of his contract, Marshall has agreed to join the Club’s football department at HTC. In a new role, he will become the Club’s Technical Performance Manager, working closely with Mackay.

Marshall 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.”

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.”