Next Hibernian Manager Odds: Stephen Robinson Emerges As Favourite

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Hibernian have begun the search for a new head coach and the UK betting sites have put together a list of potential candidates.

Nick Montgomery was given his marching orders following a 4-0 defeat by Aberdeen at the weekend. 

That result left Hibs ninth in the table, and while they are safe from the threat of relegation, it has still been a disappointing season at Easter Road. 

Indeed, it was the Edinburgh side's lowest finish since 2013/14.

David Gray took charge of the team's remaining two fixtures of the Scottish Premiership season, but a decision over Montgomery’s permanent successor has still not been made.

Who is in the frame? Let’s take a look at the possible contenders as described by football betting sites.

Next Hibernian Manager Odds

Stephen Robinson6/4
David Gray2/1
Derek McInnes3/1
Alex Neil7/2
Michael O'Neill4/1
Ronny Deila6/1
Scott Parker7/1
Paul Lambert15/2
Ian Murray8/1
Damien Duff10/1
Michael Beale12/1
Tommy Elphick14/1

Robinson And Gray Lead The Way

Stephen Robinson is now the favourite to be the next Hibernian gaffer, with new betting sites offering a price of 6/4

His St Mirren team enjoyed an excellent campaign and Robinson will not be short of suitors if he does decide to move on.

Current caretaker boss and Scottish Cup-winning skipper David Gray (2/1) has the advantage of knowing the club and having been unbeaten in his two games in charge, the former right-back has a strong case for making the position permanent.

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McInnes and Neil Among Strong Contenders

Derek McInnes is next in the market at 3/1 having been the odds-on favourite as recently as the weekend.

McInnes is currently at the helm of Kilmarnock, where he has done a wonderful job. McInnes led the club from East Ayrshire to promotion last term and has already secured a fourth-place finish in the Premiership this time around.

He could be ready for a step up and Hibs are rumoured to be weighing up an approach for the former Aberdeen manager, who would offer substantial experience.

Alex Neil (7/2) struggled at Stoke in his most recent spell of employment, but he previously led Norwich City and Sunderland to promotions and may feel the time is right to return to Scotland after almost a decade away.

Could O’Neill Or Deila Get The Job?

Michael O’Neill is a 4/1 shot to get the Hibernian gig with his last spell in the club game also being with Stoke City.

However, it did not go particularly well, so he may be loath to swap the Northern Ireland job with the one at Easter Road.

Hibs Next Manager Odds

Ronny Deila, available at 6/1, was relieved of his duties as Club Brugge boss in March and is another name in the mix. 

He has worked in Scotland before with Celtic, but Hibs may struggle to entice him to return to Scotland.

Parker, Lambert And Murray Among Dark Horses

Scott Parker, another former Club Brugge head coach, is on the market at 7/1. His reputation took a hit during his time in Belgium, but he previously took Fulham and Bournemouth into the Premier League.

Paul Lambert (15/2) has been around the block and his experience may appeal to some of the decision-makers in the Hibs hierarchy. He has, however, been out of work for three years.

Ian Murray, priced at 8/1, is another dark horse. The Raith Rovers boss could have his head turned if his side fails in their bid to win promotion via the Championship play-offs.

Beale And Duff Outsiders Right Now

Michael Beale’s (12/1) recent struggles at Rangers and most recently at Sunderland will likely harm his chances of taking over at Easter Road.

An opportunity like this may have come too soon for Shelbourne coach Damien Duff (14/1), while the same can be said for the 36-year-old Tommy Elphick (14/1), who is part of Andoni Iraola’s staff at Bournemouth.

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