Scott MacKay named Metro’s head coach for Lotto NRFL Premiership campaign

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Metro FC have named Scott MacKay as their head coach for next season’s campaign in the Lotto NRFL Premiership.

MacKay has vast experience as a former professional footballer, coach and club manager.

Main photo: Metro chairman Ants Owens (left) welcomes MacKay to the club.

Last season, MacKay (60) was head coach at West Auckland, following a season as assistant coach at Three Kings United and a spell as head coach at Mt Albert Ponsonby.

Metro FC chairman Ants Owens said: “The club is delighted to secure a head coach of Scott’s calibre for the upcoming season. His energy, passion and experience will be crucial in continuing the development of our senior men’s side, and the pathway for U-23 players.”

The former Ayr United, Derby County, and Clyde goalkeeper won the National League with Waitakere City in the 1990s.

He also played professionally in South Africa’s top flight with Wits University and Bush Bucks and was player-coach with Launceston Matric in Australia at State League level.

MacKay was also the general manager of Waitakere United in the ISPS Handa Premiership.

In its announcement, the club says MacKay is looking forward to working with Sporting Director, Kris Bright to develop a strategy for the new campaign.

Bright works as Sporting Director for Metro and Auckland City with responsibility for overseeing “an aligned playing style and philosophy” across both clubs.

READ MORE: Former All White Kris Bright to lead dual club approach to coaching >>>>

Outgoing coach Christie goes to Te Atatu

Owens also thanked outgoing coach Nathan Christie for his service over the past five seasons, and for his contribution during this period

“We wish him well in his future coaching position.”

Christie has been appointed a co-coach at Te Atatu for next season, pairing with Daniel Eisenhut.

READ MORE: Te Atatu appoint Daniel Eisenhut and Nathan Christie as co-coaches >>>>

Coaching changes

Northern and WaiBOP clubs have been busy with their coaching appointments for 2023.

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