Andy Murray ‘born to serve’ as former world No 1 jokes about ‘interesting’ political vacancy in Scotland

Shahida Jacobs
Andy Murray in action

Andy Murray the politician and holding down the role as the First Minister of Scotland? Sign us up, please.

The Scottish Government is looking for a new leader after Nicola Sturgeon announced on Wednesday that she is to step down as first minister following more than eight years in charge.

Sturgeon took up the role in November 2014 and after three terms in office she announced her resignation, leaving an “interesting vacancy” as the head of Scotland.

Cue Murray tweeting about the job and joking that he has always been an aspiring politician.

“Interesting vacancy. Was looking to get into politics when I finish playing 🎾😉” he wrote.

And he has the support of the outgoing Sturgeon as she replied: “I know I said I wouldn’t endorse anyone as my successor, but….😉🤣”

In case you were wondering, the Scotland Government lists the following as some of the key duties of the First Minister: “As head of the Scottish Government, the First Minister is responsible for the overall development, implementation and presentation of the administration’s policies and for promoting and representing Scotland at home and overseas.”

Three-time Grand Slam winner Murray is one of finest when it comes to representing Scotland at home and overseas.

There is no doubt that Murray is a champion of the people as the former world No 1 has always been one of the most respected players in tennis not only for his on-court heroics, but also for his off-court work and fight for equality.

He is has always fought against fighting sexism in sport as he is not afraid to call out those who overstep the mark as in 2018 he criticised Ballon d’Or presenter and DJ Martin Solveig for asking Norway great Ada Hegerberg if she knows how to twerk.

“Another example of the ridiculous sexism that still exists in sport,” he wrote in an Instagram Story.

He was also one of the first top-level men’s players to employ a woman as coach as he hired former world No 1 and two-time Grand Slam winner Amelie Mauresmo as his mentor in 2014.

The 36-year-old is also a two-time winner of the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year award with his latest gong coming last year for his Ukraine fundraising relief efforts. He donated his prize money, which was about £510,000, to help children in the war-torn country through Unicef.

Of course Twitter users had some fun and some of the best replies included: “You were born to serve…”

“You need to have a fish related surname. Sorry.”

“You can stand for election in 2031 Andy, I’ve not got you pencilled in for tennis retirement until 2027 at the earliest.”

“Job Experience – players council ✅”