Hanging up the Boots: The Dave Mackay Interview

  • St Johnstone captain Dave Mackay announced the end of his playing career, aged 36
  • Went through two hip operations in the last years
  • Scottish Cup-winning captain had been ready to retire since February
  • Now pursuing a coaching career
  • Already a UEFA A licence holder and working with Saints’ Under-20s

THE LONG GOODBYE: Dave Mackay retired from playing last week

ST JOHNSTONE legend Dave Mackay has insisted living with the decision to hang up his boots has been easy because he came to terms with it SEVEN MONTHS ago.

The Saints Scottish Cup winning captain and Sport Careers Agency client, now 36, announced his retirement last week, calling a halt to a distinguished career that made him one of the most respected defenders in the Scottish Premiership.

On Monday night the man they'll forever call Cup Tie was in the dugout coaching the St Johnstone Under-20s in a 0-0 Development League draw with Hearts as he starts the next chapter.

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