SCOTTISH Football Association (SFA) chief executive Stewart Regan yesterday ruled Malky Mackay out of the running to be the next permanent Scotland manager.
Mackay was handed the reins after Gordon Strachan lost his job last month, but is set to return to his role as SFA performance director after facing the Netherlands in a friendly.
Regan had already stated Mackay could not do both jobs long-term, but has now declared the former Cardiff manager will not be switching roles.
When asked if Mackay was a genuine contender, 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.”