Tag: Gordon Mckie

McKie to Go?


Scotsman.com is reporting that controversial SRU Chief Exec Gordon McKie will step down, possibly as soon as today, although the story has not been confirmed or denied by the SRU (see update below).

Scotsman Story

While he did a good job getting the debt down from its previously stupendous level to (chump change) of somewhere in the region of £15m, in recent months Gordon McKie has been seen as increasingly out of touch with the rugby side of things (and the fans), while still seeing fit to pass comment on the mismanaged and under-supported pro-teams.

One thing is for sure, Sir Clive Woodward is almost certainly not the man for the job. Wonder if Nigel Melville would be interested in this one?

UPDATE: SRU Statement = confirmation, McKie will step down immediately.. An interim Chief Exec has been appointed. As the RFU are currently also on the hunt there could be one or two polished CVs floating about…

Michael Who?

The new coach of Edinburgh Rugby is going to be:

a) Michael Ball
b) Michael Flatley
c) Michael Bradley
d) Bradley Wiggins

I have to admit, the name didn’t ring much of a bell with me either. (The answer is rumoured to be c) by the way). Michael Bradley, former coach of Connacht. Not the Connacht of this season, who have done pretty well under Blessed Eric. No, the Connacht from before. So there you have your answer to the other great question of our time – are the pro-sides turning into second class citizens under the current SRU regime?