Scotland Fans Are Loving the News That Malky Mackay isn’t Going to Replace Gordon Strachan

Scotland Fans Are Loving the News That Malky Mackay isn’t Going to Replace Gordon Strachan

Despite being in charge for tonight’s friendly against the Netherlands, Malky Mackay isn’t in the running to become Scotland’s permanent manager, according to SFA chief executive Stewart Regan.

Scotland have been on the hunt for a new coach since Gordon Strachan’s departure at the beginning of October, however, it appears little to no progress has been made so far.

With that in mind and with few candidates appearing willing to throw their name into the hat, Mackay’s interim role for tonight’s game seemed to make him a serious contender for the top job.

However, Regan has now confirmed that Mackay isn’t in the running.

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He told TalkSport’s Jim White that Mackay has a “big job” on his hands as the SFA’s current performance director.

Regan said: “No, Malky and I have discussed this. He’s got a big job on his hands, he’s said that himself.

“He’s been asked by the board to take charge for one game and that’s what he’s doing.

He’s very proud to lead his country and I’m sure he will be looking forward to the opportunity.”

And the majority of Scotland fans on Twitter seem ecstatic with the news:

What are your thoughts on Mackay being out of the running?

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