Stuart McCall Returns To Valley Parade
Bradford City have this morning confirmed the appointment of Stuart McCall as the club’s new manager. McCall, who returns to the club for the third time as manager has signed a contract to keep him at the Utilita Energy Stadium until at least the end of next season.
The former Scotland International is taking over following Gary Bowyer’s departure from the club yesterday and he will be bringing long-term assistant manager Kenny Black back to Valley Parade to work alongside him.
The fans favourite also enjoyed two separate playing spells as a Bantam, whilst leading the club also to the Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final during his time as manager. McCall is thrilled to be back at the club and is relishing the weeks and months ahead.
Speaking about his appointment Stuart McCall said, “I am naturally delighted to be here again and am fully focussed on the fifteen games we have left to play. It’s always difficult taking over from a manager who has lost his job, so I feel for Gary Bowyer, but when Julian Rhodes contacted me, I was desperate to return.
We have to assess the squad very quickly and get ready for the remainder of the season, I obviously know a few of the players from my previous spell here so am looking forward to the challenge. The club is a huge one in this division and with everything still to play for the job is to try and get us back to where we should be.
We are going to get our heads down, work as hard as we can and, hopefully, get the best out of what is a strong squad. I cannot wait to get on the training pitch with the lads and am really excited to be back in and around the place – ahead of this weekend’s game against Grimsby Town.”