By Michael McDermott
Malky Mackay is set to be the new Ross County manager following the departure of John Hughes who left on Monday after keeping the Staggies in the topflight finishing in 10th after taking over with the highland club languishing at the bottom of the Premiership.
Mackay has not managed for six years other than a one game stint as temporary Scotland manager following Gordon Strachan’s departure where he saw the tartan army lose 1-0 to Netherlands in a friendly at Pittodrie.
For the last four years he has had the role of performance director at the Scottish FA leaving that role in November.
There is controversy with this potential appointment with Mackay’s history, Mackay lost his job as Cardiff City boss following the discovery of racist, sexist, and homophobic texts that he described as just “friendly text message banter”.
Ross County fan page “Staggies View” on Twitter shared the views on their potential new manager: “We’re strongly AGAINST the reported appointment of Malky Mackay.
He should be nowhere near the game with the views he holds towards other human beings and we’ll protest against this appointment in any way we can.
You’re not welcome here”.
The protests of this appointment do not just end there with the Ross County FC Supporter Liaison Officer, Kenny MacLennan, saying that he represents the views and concerns of the supporters and has expressed these concerns directly to the club.
If higher ups listen to their supporters and decide to go a different path, then would Ross County be missing out on a good manager who is wanting to get back into the game and prove a point to his doubters and haters?