FORMER CELTIC defender Malky Mackay has been linked with a move to Dundee United following the departure of Robbie Neilson last weekend. Neilson swapped Tannadice for Tynecastle and a return to Hearts meaning that the Championship winners will be searching for a new manager ahead of the new season.
As reported by the Scottish Sun, Malky Mackay has emerged as a candidate for the job and talks could begin as early as this weekend. Mackay last managed Cardiff until December 2013 and during that time lead them to a League Cup Final.
Ex-St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright was the initial favourite for the job but it appears that the Scotland performance director could make a return to the dugout. The SFA may re-focus their financial commitments in line with the impact of Coronavirus; however,
Mackay spent five years at Celtic Park making 45 appearances and scoring 7 goals. Mackay left for Norwich City in September 1998 after helping Celtic stop Rangers 10-in-a-row in the May.
Dundee United have been out of the top division for four years since they were relegated in 2016 and failed to earn promotion until this year, with a number of near misses. The 48-year-old, who started his career at Queen’s Park, has a knowledge of Scotland’s talented youth and will be a coup if United can seal the deal.