Paul Dickov calls for Malky Mackay to be handed Scotland opportunity
Last Updated: 14/11/17 7:47am
Malky Mackay should be handed an opportunity to manage the Scotland team on a permanent basis, according to former Scottish international Paul Dickov.
Mackay took temporary charge of Scotland for their 1-0 friendly defeat to Netherlands at the Pittodrie Stadium on Thursday but is set to return to his role as SFA performance director following the game.
However, Dickov - who earned 10 Scotland caps during his 21-year career - says he'd like to see Mackay given a chance in the job full-time after the departure of Gordon Strachan last month.
"I'd like to see Malky," Dickov told Sky Sports News when asked about Scotland's vacancy. "Malky will have the players on his side."
"He's a very clever guy, a good football guy. He's got Scotland at heart. If he has been overlooked I don't understand why."
Despite Mackay's position with the SFA, chief executive Stewart Regan said the former Cardiff boss will not be considered for the managerial role on a permanent basis.
Regan, who has confirmed a decision of Strachan's long-term successor will not be rushed, insists Mackay could not fulfil both jobs simultaneously.
Regan told talkSPORT prior to the Netherlands game: "He's [Mackay] 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."
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