'It’ll be nice to see him again': Montgomery to take on ex-boss Warnock

The Hibs boss played under the veteran manager at Sheffield United.

It’ll be nice to see him again: Nick Montgomery to take on ex-boss Neil Warnock SNS Group

Hibernian head coach Nick Montgomery will face his old manager Neil Warnock on Saturday for the first time despite wishing him a happy retirement on numerous occasions.

The former Sheffield United midfielder goes head to head with his long-time Blades manager when Hibs travel to Aberdeen on Saturday for what will be 75-year-old Warnock’s fourth match in charge of the Dons.

“It’ll be a full circle moment for me,” Montgomery told Hibs TV. “Neil gave me my debut at 17 at Sheffield United and I played a lot of games for him before he moved on.

“This will be the first time I’ve seen him face to face in around 12 years. I’ve always stayed in contact.

“I’ve wished him a happy retirement about six times already, and wished him a welcome back into football six times too.

“It’ll be nice to see him and shake hands before and after the game. It’s good to see him in Scottish football.

“He’s been in football a long time; he’s worked at a lot of clubs and managed a lot of games. His style has always been quite direct, and he likes his teams to fight tooth and nail from when the game kicks off.”

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