Rod Petrie temporarily steps down as SFA president

The former Hibs chairman has stepped down on health grounds.

Rod Petrie temporarily steps down as SFA president SNS

Rod Petrie has temporarily stepped down as president of the Scottish Football Association on health grounds.

Petrie’s is setting aside his duties on medical advice, while his role at the top of the organisation will be taken on by vice-president Mike Mulraney.

Mulraney said: “On behalf of the Scottish FA board, our people and Scottish football as a whole, I would like to wish Rod a speedy recovery. 

“Rod has been a pillar of strength to the association throughout this COVID-19 pandemic and to me as Vice-President. It is now our turn to support Rod through his recovery.

“We look forward to seeing him back to full health soon but in the meantime I will work closely with our Chief Executive, Ian Maxwell, to continue to steer Scottish football through the uncertainty caused by COVID-19. 

“I would ask that everyone respects Rod’s request for privacy during his recovery period.”