No Christmas Cheer For Mackay

Last updated : 15 November 2023 By ed_Scottish Fitba

C:WindowsTempphpFC6A.tmpRoss County have parted company with manager Malky Mackay after a string of diappointing results which sees the Dingwall club second bottom of the Premiership with just ten points. Mackay arrived in the summer of 2021 and led the team to a top six finish securing a manager of the year nomination along the way. His determination and drive to succeed was a contributing factor in saving Ross County from relegation at end of season 2022/23 with a penalty shoot-out play-off win against Partick Thistle at home.

However, with the season of goodwill and a busy schdule around the corner, Chairman Roy MacGregor and CEO Steven Ferguson met with Mackay to let him know that a change is required to give a new manager time to save the club from relegation.

The Chairman said: "Malky has brought so much more to the club and the wider staff than just football management. The board would like to put on record our thanks for his contribution over the last 2 ½ years and wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career."

Retiring as a player in 2008, Mackay became manager of Watford in June 2009 before moving to Cardiff City between June 2011 and December 2013, where the team won promotion to the Premier League in 2013.  However, Mackay was dismissed as manager after a dispute with club owner Vincent Tan. Mackay was then appointed manager of Wigan Athletic in November 2014 but was sacked the following April. After a spell working for the Scottish Football Association, he was appointed Ross County manager in May 2021.