Hibs Scottish Cup legend David Gray 'offered permanent manager gig at Easter Road'

David Gray as caretaker gaffer last year against Aberdeen.
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Hibs legend David Gray is understood to have been offered the managerial job on a permanent basis after impressing Easter Road bosses during his interim stand-in spell.

The Scottish Cup winning former player took over the reins at the Leith club after Nick Montgomery was sacked following a disastrous spell in the Scottish Premiership.

Montgomery had only been in the job for eight months when the axe fell and now Gray steps up at a time when the Edinburgh side face a lot of pressure from fans to get the next appointment right, the Daily Record reports.

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Gray earned his place in the Leith club's folklore when he headed home the winning goal in the 2016 Scottish Cup final against Rangers to end over a century of hurt in the famous competition.

And now, according to the Scottish Sun, sporting director Malky Mackay has identified him as the many to lead the club next season.

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The former defender retired from playing a couple of years ago and was part of the club's coaching staff but has been interim boss on four occasions.

He has never hidden his desire to be a boss in his own right and this could now be his big chance. He said last month: "I'm not shying away from it.

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"I believe I can do it. I've demonstrated I can.

"Ultimately it's what the club want to do moving forward. If they feel I'm ready to do it and they want me to do it that's a decision they can make."