Date: 14th December 2016
The news that Malky Mackay in pole position for the most important role in recent times in Scottish football history has the potential to cause another political storm that the SFA could do without.
The Herald reported that politicians were starting to raise concerns about the possibility of his appointment.
Our members have similarly pretty vocal on this matter and they believe the following questions need to be addressed.
* Why was there the need to employ at significant cost ” a specialist London Recruitment company” when we only seem to have attracted unemployed football managers that are all known to the SFA?
* What will the role of the New Performance Director be – to try to reinvent Project Brave or to have the chance to develop his own strategy to take the game forward.After a dismal EURO 2000 campaign The German FA decided for a deep rooted radical review. Will this appointment be the start of a similar plan here in Scotland?
* The footballing track record of any individual seeking to do this job seem very important -in fact critical to the role. Looking at Mackay’s it is hardly glittering or showing any signs of specialising in this area of expertise that both Wotte and McClair had.
* The problem CV – as the Herald article suggests his recent failing around the issues of Homophobia and Racism is a concern for many people given the problems that will still face here in Scotland. Remember it is claimed that Crystal Palace withdraw a job offer to him on sight of a report to his conduct by the FA. Have the SFA asked for sight of this report from the FA as part of their due diligence?
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