Why this Edinburgh derby is massive for both managers

HEARTS vs Hibernian is a huge game for the city of Edinburgh but even more so for both managers, but for different reasons.

Hibs manager Nick Montgomery, has partly decreased the mound of pressure he’s been under as of recent months, with a win against Dundee last Saturday, although that’s their first league win since the 9th of December, a loss could prove to be the end of the road for the former Sheffield United player.

However, for Steven Naismith’s Hearts side, who was under pressure heavily earlier on in the season. Went unbeaten in their last ten league games before being thumped by table toppers Rangers 5-0, it will be interesting to see how his side bounce back after such a defeat.

Naismith’s men currently occupy 3rd in the table rather comfortably, 11 points clear of Kilmarnock who sit 4th.

As for Montgomery’s side, they’re in danger of falling in to the relegation group, when the league splits in mid-April as they sit 7th, two points behind Dundee.

History suggests Hearts have to edge, with them having won 149 outings compared to Hibernians 87, although we all know on derby day, everything goes out the window.

Football is a results based business, even more so in these derby games and a loss for either manager, could leave their future up in the air.