The SFA’s current performance director was ruled out of the running to replace Gordon Strachan by Stewart Regan back in November, but following Regan’s resignation last week, the BBC are reporting that Mackay is once again a name being considered.
Mackay took the senior Scotland squad on an interim basis for the 1-0 defeat against Holland three months ago, and gave several players their first-ever international cap.
But judging by the reaction on social media, very few of the Tartan Army are keen to see him return any time soon:
If Malky Mackay gets the scotland job then Scottish football is finished, how can we take ourselves serious by employing a racist ??♂️
— Jason Forry (@JasonForry1) February 7, 2018
— Jimmy Mckirdy (@JimmyMcKirdy) February 6, 2018
— Peter Macdonald (@PeterMacdonald1) February 6, 2018
Malky Mackay among names being considered for vacant Scotland managerial vacancy. Just testing the ground … pic.twitter.com/Tfzf40GTWi
— Stewart Weir (@sweirz) February 7, 2018
Yet again the SFA go for the cheap option BBC Sport – Scotland: Malky Mackay among names being considered for managerial vacancy https://t.co/qg91TapEvq
— Firmino (@brazilegend10) February 7, 2018
So the SFA are going to hire Walter Smith who will in turn take Malky Mackay under his wing to take over from him in future.
Yep that’s one way to give the Scotland fans an easy excuse to tell them to get to fuck and no longer go to the games.
— Total Celtic (@Total_Celtic) February 7, 2018
Malky Mackay. Walter Smith. Dark Days.
— Green and White ? (@greenandwhite) February 5, 2018
I'd take literally fucking anyone over Malky Mackay for Scotland manager. Even Jackie McNamara.
— Marc (@MarcJWallace) February 5, 2018
Former Scotland and Rangers boss Walter Smith is another name said to be on the SFA’s wanted list, but what do you think of the reaction to Mackay?
Would you give him an opportunity in the top job?