Mackay appointed interim Scotland manager following Strachan departure

Comments()
Getty Images
The ex-Cardiff, Wigan and Watford boss has taken the reins on an interim basis and will oversee events heading into a friendly with the Netherlands

Malky Mackay has been appointed as the Scotland manager on an interim basis ahead of their November friendly against Netherlands.

Gordon Strachan departed the post by mutual consent after Scotland failed to reach the play-offs in World Cup qualifying, drawing their final must-win game against Slovenia.

Celtic 13/2 to beat Dundee 2-0

And Mackay, who had been working as the Scottish FA's performance director, has been handed the first team reigns on a temporary basis.

Article continues below

"The recruitment phase [for a permanent manager] begins next week," SFA chief executive Stewart Regan said, as reported by the BBC. "It's difficult to put a timescale on replacement.

"We believe we can compete [financially] to get the right person for the manager's job. We want someone capable of getting to Euro 2020."

Next article:
'Not a good idea' for Arnautovic to play amid transfer speculation - Pellegrini
Next article:
'He can't run, can't defend, can't assist' - Ferdinand savages Jorginho after Arsenal reverse
Next article:
Inter 0 Sassuolo 0: Spalletti's side labour at sparse San Siro
Next article:
Liga MX transfer news: The latest rumors and chisme in Mexican soccer
Next article:
Championship play-offs 2019: Fixtures, dates & teams in the race to the Premier League
Close