EMILIANO Marcondes will end his loan spell at Hibernian playing under a new manager, after Nick Montgomery was sacked.

Cherries loanee Marcondes has featured regularly since moving north of the border in January, scoring three goals in 17 appearances.

But results have dipped for Hibs in recent weeks, culminating in a 4-0 home defeat to Aberdeen at the weekend, a game in which both Marcondes and former Cherries youngster Nathan Moriah-Welsh started.

Montgomery had eight months in charge at Easter Road, during which time Bill Foley purchased a stake in the club.

The 42-year-old Yorkshireman’s assistants Sergio Raimundo and Miguel Miranda have also left the club with immediate effect, with Hibs ninth in the standings.

Montgomery – who arrived from Australian side Central Coast Mariners last September – was under pressure following the team’s failure to make the top six of the Premiership last month, which the board branded as “simply unacceptable” in a statement released on April 17. Now, they have relieved him of his duties.

“As a board this was not a decision we made lightly, but felt it a necessary one to move the team forward,” read a statement from the Gordon family, who own the Edinburgh club.

“Although Nick and his coaching team worked tirelessly, their efforts didn’t deliver the results we had hoped for.

“We’d like to thank Nick, Sergio, and Miguel for all of their hard work and dedication, and wish them all the best for the future.”

Former captain David Gray will take charge of the team for their last two games of the season against Motherwell and Livingston.

Marcondes's contract at Cherries is set to expire this summer, the 29-year-old Dane having scored seven goals in 24 appearances since joining from Brentford in 2021.