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Charlie Adam Slams SFA’s “Ludicrous” Ruling Out of Malky Mackay for the Scotland Job

Charlie Adam Slams SFA’s “Ludicrous” Ruling Out of Malky Mackay for the Scotland Job

Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has criticised the SFA’s decision to rule Malky Mackay out of the Scotland job prior to last night’s friendly against the Netherlands.

Scotland were narrowly beaten by Dick Advocaat’s side, with Memphis Depay scoring a goal ravished with suspicions of offside.

However, the main talking points centred on Mackay and how SFA chief executive Stewart Regan had ruled the former Cardiff boss out of the job, seemingly without consulting him first.

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Adam, who won the last of his 26 international caps in a friendly clash with Qatar in May 2015, was left furious with the SFA’s decision.

Speaking on TalkSPORT, Adam claimed the backlash surrounding Regan’s comments are a result of having “non-football” people in charge.

He said, “There must be enquiries into what’s going on above the manager at the moment.

“If he’s put in charge but not considered I just think it’s ludicrous. Something needs to be done about it.

“This is what happens when you’ve got non-football people in charge. What happens if they beat Holland 4-0 last night?”

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The 31-year-old also spoke to the Alan Brazil Sports breakfast about who the next man in charge could be.

He said: “It’s a big decision now for the FA to see who they go for.

“I think they may be waiting to see what happens with Northern Ireland and Michael O’Neill. That’s probably who it could be.”

Is Adam right to criticise the SFA for what looks like a massive blunder on their part?

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