Former Rangers interim boss Stuart McCall has been named assistant manager at Sheffield United.

McCall, who spent seven trophy-laden years at Ibrox as a player before returning to take charge of the Gers on a short-term deal in 2015, had been serving as assistant to Neil Critchley at Blackpool.

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Stuart McCall pictured ahead of Blackpool’s Championship fixture against Nottingham Forest in October. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

However, the Seasiders tweeted on Thursday afternoon to confirm that the 57-year-old had left his role to move to Championship rivals United.

McCall knows Bramall Lane well having finished his playing career there and he’ll be supporting Paul Heckingbottom, who has been confirmed as the Blades’ new manager.

Heckingbottom has been promoted from the role of U23s boss after the Yorkshire club parted company with Slavisa Jokanovic.

 

Having been relegated after finishing bottom of the Premier League last season, United are currently 16th in the Championship.

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Ex-Rangers caretaker manager McCall has landed a new role at Sheffield United as Paul Heckingbottom’s assistant following the sacking of Slavisa Jokanovic. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Former Rangers midfielder John Fleck – who is recovering in hospital after collapsing on the pitch during a midweek league fixture against Reading [BBC Sport] – is a regular at United.

Bluenose striker Oli McBurnie – who was linked with a big-money move to Ibrox during the summer transfer window [Daily Mail] – is also on their books.

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