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.

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“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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