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Scotland: Malky Mackay takes interim charge for Netherlands friendly

Malky Mackay has taken interim charge of the nationwide aspect

Scottish FA efficiency director Malky Mackay is to take interim charge of the Scotland nationwide crew.

The former Watford, Cardiff and Wigan supervisor will mix each jobs and take the crew for the nine November friendly towards Netherlands at Pittodrie.

Gordon Strachan left his place as Scotland supervisor by means of “mutual consent” after lacking out on a World Cup play-off position.

Strachan, 60, were in charge of the nationwide aspect since January 2013.

Former Scotland defender Mackay, who additionally performed for Celtic and Norwich, used to be appointed to his present function in December closing yr, succeeding Brian McClair.

On pronouncing Mackay’s interim appointment and the impending friendly, SFA leader govt Stewart Regan stated it used to be “too premature to discuss” Strachan’s long-term successor.

“Recruitment phase begins next week,” he stated. “It’s tricky to position a timescale on substitute.

“We imagine we will compete [financially] to get the precise individual for the chief’s activity.

“We want someone capable of getting to Euro 2020.”

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