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New Dev Squad Role For Darren McGregor

Hibernian FC can confirm Darren McGregor has taken up a new player/coach role with the Club.

The 36-year-old will take up a new position with the Hibernian Development Squad in a player/coaching role, working alongside Academy Director Steve Kean and Gareth Evans.

McGregor was part of the legendary 2016 Scottish Cup-winning team, playing the full match at centre-back. During his time with the Hibees, he made 188 appearances across seven seasons after signing in 2015.

McGregor captained Hibernian in our final match of the 2021/22 campaign, leading the boys to a 4-0 win over St Johnstone.

Speaking to hibernianfc.co.uk, Darren explained how the initial conversation came about.

“At the end of last season I was lucky enough to have that unforgettable game where I was able to captain the team to a 4-0 win with my kids beside me as mascots,” he said.

“I think after that game I knew my playing time would be very limited next season. Steve Kean spoke to me shortly afterwards and proposed the idea that I could help out with the Development Squad in a mentor/coaching and playing capacity.”

McGregor will play a key role in the Hibernian Development Squad next season, offering his experience on the pitch to the youngsters beside him, whilst also developing his coaching skills off the pitch.

“I feel it is a great opportunity for me as it can allow me to continue playing whilst also developing my coaching experience under the mentorship of Steve and Gareth.

“I have said many times before that if I am not able to play for Hibs, then the next best thing is to be able to help develop the younger guys.

“Going forward it is a new chapter in my life and I am excited to play a part in the development of these younger guys both on and off the field.”