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and in the semi-final of the play-offs and now we’ve done it in the final of the Scottish Cup. He’s done well.
“I’ve played under a lot of managers. For me, he’s a great man-manager, motivates the team and is top drawer.”
Meanwhile, McGregor expressed his disappointment that Hibs’ victory had been marred by ugly clashes on the pitch after the final whistle.
The Hibs right back, who played for the Ibrox club last season when he was named Rangers Player of the Year, is hopeful the crowd trouble won’t detract from the triumph.
“People were excited because it was the first time in 114 years. I did witness a wee bit of a disturbance. They were passionate fans and to point the blame at anybody would be unfair.
“I didn’t know that Rangers players were attacked and I don’t condone that. Both sets of fans need to be better than that.”
Boyhood Hibs fan and Leith native McGregor, who was released by Rangers after Mark Warburton was appointed manager last summer, admitted the triumph was the greatest day of his life after the birth of his daughter and believes the Easter Road club can build on the win.
“It’s just incredible to put the hoodoo to bed,” he said. “David Gray deserves all the plaudits for popping up with a minute to go. It’s the best feeling apart from the birth of my daughter that I’ve ever experienced.
“We can build on this. We are now in Europe and it is a great achievement and there is a lot of redemption.
“To come here and win the Scottish Cup in the manner we did shows the character the gaffer has installed. We are all r e a l ly proud of this achievement.”
CLASH: Darren McGregor, left, and old Ibrox teammate Kenny Miller