Former Celtic midfielder offers his opinion on Malky Mackay suitability

David Hay backs Malky Mackay for the Celtic managerial job.

David Hay has explained in The Glasgow Evening Times why Malky Mackay would be a good managerial appointment for Celtic.

Ronny Deila is in charge of Celtic at the moment, but the Norwegian will leave the Scottish Premiership champions at the end of the season.

The Bhoys have yet to appoint Deila’s replacement, although one suspects that the search us going on.

Former Celtic midfielder Hay believes that Mackay should be given the Celtic managerial role.

The former Scotland international has also given his reasons for backing the ex-Cardiff City and Wigan Athletic boss.

“I know there are some Hoops supporters who wouldn’t welcome Malky’s appointment,” Hay wrote in The Glasgow Evening Times. “But he has great coaching and managerial experience at a high level and enjoyed success at Cardiff.”

“From a football perspective, he is a good manager and a coach,” added the Scotsman. “He did an exceptional job at Cardiff and I think he could do the same at Celtic.”

Mackay failed to do much at Wigan, but he did quite well at Cardiff despite being eventually sacked by the Welsh outfit.

The former Watford manager is an experienced manager, but would the ex-Bhoys defender be able to steer Celtic to the group stage of the Champions League next season?

Playing in the 2016-17 Champions League is a massive priority for the Bhoys, and many will suggest that Mackay is not the right manger for that.

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