Former Rangers manager and club legend Stuart McCall has secured a new role in the English Championship with Blackpool.
The 9IAR midfielder will join up with manager Neil Critchley as the assistant head coach ahead of the new season in the English second tier.
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This will be McCall’s first role in football since he left Bradford after eight months in charge in November 2020.
The ex-Gers midfielder, 57, remains one of the most popular and likeable figures in the game and McCall is relishing this opportunity at the Seasiders.
“To be joining Blackpool is special,” explains McCall [BFC].
“My sister was born in Blackpool and my dad played with the likes of Stanley Matthews and Stan Mortensen. He always told some good stories about his time there.
“I’m really excited for the challenge and to become part of the team.
“The Club and in particular the coaching staff did an outstanding job last season – I obviously know Steve Banks well – and I now want to come in and be a key part of the group as well. I’m here to support Neil in the best way I can.”
McCall spent seven years at Rangers between 1991 and 1998, playing 265 times for the club, winning 10 domestic honours and establishing himself as one of the best Gers midfielders of a generation.
Stuart also played 40 times for the Scottish national team and also carved out a successful playing career with Bradford City, Everton, and Sheffield United.
McCall has also managed a host of clubs during his career with spells at Bradford, Motherwell, Scunthorpe and of course Rangers.
The ex-Ibrox midfielder took charge of the Gers for two months at the end of the 2014/15 season following the departure of Ally McCoist but couldn’t gain promotion to the Premiership.
Rangers fell at the final hurdle against Motherwell in a calamitous playoff which saw Mark Warburton brought in for the new season.
Speaking of Blackpool, the Ibrox club’s fans descended upon the seaside town this week despite the fact a friendly was called off at short notice.