MALKY Mackay has the chance to audition for the Scotland manager's job this week when the Netherlands visit the north-east.

The national team take on the Dutch at Pittodrie on Thursday in their first fixture since failing to qualify for next summer's World Cup finals in Russia.

Mackay will lead a new-look Scotland squad in an interim capacity as the Scottish FA consider who will succeed Gordon Strachan permanently.

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Sky Sports will show the action live, kicking off at 7.45pm.

Meanwhile Nothern Ireland are still in contention for a place in Russia and take on Switzerland in the first leg of their play-off on Thursday.

The game will be on Sky Sports Main Event at 7.45pm.

Thursday 9th November 2017

Scotland v Netherlands

International Friendly

19:45

Sky Sports Football

Croatia v Greece

FIFA World Cup 2018 Play-Off 1st Leg

19:45

Sky Sports Mix

Northern Ireland v Switzerland

FIFA World Cup 2018 Play-Off 1st Leg

19:45

Sky Sports Main Event

Friday 10th November 2017

Central Coast Mariners v Sydney FC

Hyundai A-League

08:50

BT Sport 3

South Africa v Senegal

FIFA U17 World Cup Qualifier

17:00

BT Sport 2

Wales U21 v Bosnia-Herzegovina U21

UEFA Under-21 Championship Qualifier

18:00

S4C

Sweden v Italy

FIFA World Cup 2018 Play-Off 1st Leg

19:45

Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event

England v Germany

International Friendly

20:00

ITV

France v Wales

International Friendly

20:00

BBC One Wales

Cordoba v Osasuna

La Liga 2

20:00

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