It is always interesting to see former Celtic players take a step into management. Of course, there is definitely the possibility that they could become manager of the Hoops if they are able to impress elsewhere. Neil Lennon’s last season in the Parkhead hot seat might have been a major disappointment but overall, he did guide the club to a lot of success over the years.
It remains to be seen if Celtic end up appointing one of their former players as a manager in the future. It will be difficult though, as management is especially tough to find a footing in this era.
Mackay was a Celtic player in the 90s. He is best known for his time with Norwich City though. He spent more than two years in the Ross County hot seat but has now been shown the exit door by the club.
Former Celtic defender sacked by Premiership club
It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Mackay in management. He has managed clubs like Wigan Athletic, Watford and Cardiff City in the past. And there should not be a lack of opportunities for him out there, even if not at the very top level.
Of course, another former Celtic player who was sacked earlier this season is Scott Brown. Broony had an impressive debut campaign with Fleetwood Town, improving them in the league and guiding them to their best-ever FA Cup run. But after a disappointing start this time around, the League One side decided to part ways.
That is one of the issues with the modern game. Managers seldom get time. Would Sir Alex Ferguson have remained in the Manchester United job today, if he went trophyless for his first three seasons there?