Gordon Mckie

Head coach Ernie Merrick resigns after nine months on the job

Ernie Merrick

A relationship "that clearly wasn't working" ended yesterday when the Hong Kong Football Association announced head coach Ernie Merrick was leaving.

Saturday, 27 October, 2012, 4:15am

My links with clubs fell apart, says McKie

Gordon McKie has spoken for the first time about his departure as Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) chief executive after less than six months - confirming that the breakdown in his relationship with powerful first division clubs was the reason.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

No winner in HKFA v McKie

Like a shooting star, Gordon McKie's reign at the Hong Kong Football Association was brief, and ended in a crash and burn. But it was nothing as spectacular as a meteor's fiery path across the sky if you believe the HKFA's point of view.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

So difficult to hire good help these days

Gordon McKie has become the latest high-profile, highly paid overseas recruit to abandon ship after coming to Hong Kong for a quickie. The Football Association's first chief executive took a three-week holiday back home in Scotland before the end of his six- month probationary period and returned just in time to negotiate a face-saving package for him to leave town for good.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Deal done to end McKie's brief stay

The saga over Gordon McKie's future is expected to end today with the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) agreeing a deal to part ways with their first ever chief executive after just six months.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

The opportunity of a lifetime

If it is only a case of getting your lines mixed, then the recent goings-on at the Ho Man Tin headquarters of the Hong Kong Football Association should be brushed aside as nothing more than a simple misunderstanding.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Man with the plan

Trouble is the word that comes to mind when looking at the state of Hong Kong soccer today just as it was with rugby in Scotland in 2005, according to the Hong Kong Football Association's new chief executive.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Tough job ahead as McKie takes up HKFA hot seat

Scotsman Gordon McKie has been confirmed as the first chief executive officer of the Hong Kong Football Association, tasked with revitalising the sport in the city after many years of decline.

The 54-year-old former head of the Scottish Rugby Football Union arrived in Hong Kong at the weekend to begin a three-year contract, believed to be worth more than HK$2 million a year.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Ex-Scottish rugby chief tipped to head HKFA

Gordon McKie, the controversial former head of the Scottish Rugby Union, is tipped to become the first chief executive officer of the Hong Kong Football Association.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am