The SFA chief executive spoke to the media today after Gordon Strachan left his role as the national side manager.
That exit came after Scotland failed to make the World Cup playoffs, drawing with Slovenia in their final game when a win would have grabbed a spot.
Now the search is on for Strachan’s replacement, with a host of names mentioned to be in the running.
One is Mackay, who joined the SFA as their performance director in December last year – despite considerable backlash from the public.
Mackay’s chances could be helped after Regan confirmed that he’ll take charge of Scotland when they play Holland in a friendly at Pittodrie next month:
SR confirms Scotland will play a friendly against Holland on 9th November at Pittodrie, with Malky Mackay taking interim charge.
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) October 13, 2017
So Mackay now has the opportunity to lead the team in a tough game – and you’d imagine the SFA will watch on and judge whether or not he’s good enough to become the permanent manager.
That may be a controversial decision given there still appears to be dissenting voices on Mackay’s involvement with the SFA.
His time at Cardiff was marred by allegations of racism, sexism and homophobia after text messages sent by Mackay were leaked to the media.
Scotland will take on Holland on November 9th at Pittodrie, the home of Aberdeen.