Stuart McCall Named Irons Manager

Scunthorpe United Appoint Stuart McCall As Manager

Scunthorpe United have today appointed former Bradford City and Motherwell manager Stuart McCall as the new manager, following the sacking of Nick Daws.  Stuart McCall will takeover at Glanford Park with the club eighteenth in Sky Bet League One after five games.


He will be joined by Kenny Black, who will be the Iron’s first team assistant manager and has previously worked with McCall at Motherwell, Rangers & Bradford City.  Scunthorpe have also confirmed that Andy Dawson will remain at the club as first team coach.

McCall, enjoyed a long successful playing career, rising to prominence at Bradford City between 1982 and 1988.  He went on to play for Everton in the top flight, before a seven year spell at Galsgow Rangers, where he won numerous trophies and made around 200 league appearances.

He returned to Bradford City in 1998 and helped them get promoted to and then survive in the Premier League.  He then finished his playing career at Sheffield United and went on the win forty Scotland International Caps.

His managerial career began at BradfordCity where he was assistant manager and then caretaker manager during his second spell at Valley Parade as a player in 2000. McCall then went on to coach at Sheffield United while as a player and after retiring.  He then returned to the Bantams again as first team manager.

A four-year spell as boss of Motherwell followed, leading the Scottish Premiership club to their highest ever league finish and achieving Champions League football for the first time in their history, before he took over at Glasgow Rangers in 2015.

McCall, then returned to Bradford City guiding them to the League One play-off final in 2017, before being sacked as Bradford City manager for the second time in February 2018.

Speaking about the appointment Scunthorpe United Chairman Peter Swann said, “Nick Daws replacement had to be someone with experienced and former Scotland International Stuart McCall has managed 420 games in spells at Bradford City, Motherwell & Glasgow Rangers. McCall’s first game in charge will be the trip to Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

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