They have been united at Easter Road now, but it could’ve been Sunderland where Jack Ross and Florian Kamberi worked together.

Kamberi was a star during Ross’ first game in charge of Hibs, netting the second goal in a 3-1 win. It lifts Hibs into the top six with a game to spare.

Kamberi was brilliant on Saturday. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The 24-year-old looked extremely comfortably against the Well and took his tally for the season up to seven in the process.

It was a good start to life under Ross but that could’ve occurred last year while the 43-year-old was at Sunderland. Kamberi has revealed that whilst nothing ever got serious, there was a ‘chat’ about him joining the Black Cats before he opted for Hibs.

 

“The week was really good, he prepared us really well,” said Kamberi. “He told us to do the basic stuff and to play with freedom. I knew him last summer because he tried to sign me for Sunderland.

Ross tried to sign Kamberi at Sunderland.

Ross tried to sign Kamberi at Sunderland. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“I know he’s a very good person and a very good manager. Everybody’s looking forward to working with him. He’s a quiet person who knows what’s he’s doing.

“I wasn’t that close to signing. I just had a chat with him but it was nothing close. I just wanted to meet him and see how he was.

“He was great a person so when I saw he was appointed here I was very happy.

A good start. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“Sunderland are a big club and everything and the manager did try to sign me, but in that moment, I felt coming to Hibs and playing in the Premiership was the right move for me.”

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