Strachan’s exit paves way for Mackay

Malky Mackay
Malky Mackay

Scotland have appointed Malky Mackay as interim manager for a friendly against the Netherlands next month while seeking a replacement for Gordon Strachan.

Mackay, the formerWatford, Cardiff and Wigan manager, will retain his role as the Scottish Football Association’sperformance director while taking interim charge for the November 9 match at Pittodrie, Aberdeen.

The 45-year-old former defender has been asked to lead the team for one match, Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan was reported as saying at a media conference.

Strachan had been in charge of the national squad since January 2013 but his tenure ended after Scotland missed out on a World Cup play-off place.

Source: GNA/dpa/

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