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The SFA are preparing for a major cost cutting exercise that could see 18 full-time employees being made redundant.

According to a report in The Sun, Malky Mackay’ job as Performance Director is one of the posts under review.

It is almost a year since there was a crowd inside with Lockdown coinciding with the SFA purchasing Hampden and its expensive upkeep from the SFA.

The SFA mastermind an extensive programme covering all levels of the game with coaching programmes- and jobs- across the country in the male and female game.

The Sun reports:

THE cash-strapped SFA are facing major job losses in a bid to cut costs. SunSport Online can reveal staff have been warned a devastating redundancy cull is on its way.

The news was given to them earlier this week with chief executive Ian Maxwell insisting the Association’ finances has left them with no option but to wield the axe.

In total the SFA plan to make around 18 full-time employees redundant in a desperate restructuring process. The SFA have already taken a £5m government Business Interruption Loan to get by but that must be repaid and chief executive Maxwell is now leading a dramatic cost-cutting exercise.

The issue was discussed at a board meeting last Friday with staff given the news on a number of Zoom calls this week. There will now be a consultation period before further decisions are made with specific individuals.

One obvious area for cost cutting would be appointments and expenses with Douglas Ross raking in the cash from his second job.

Picking up mileage and hotel costs for regular trips between Elgin and doesn’t come cheaply with the Scottish Tory leader being appointed for Glasgow for three consecutive weekends during September.

On Sunday Ross was one of five officials on duty at the v Scottish Cup semi-final, on Friday he has been given a convenient appointment closer to home at Ross County v Livingston.

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