Stuart McCall Dismissed By Bantams For the Third Time
Bradford City have this morning confirmed they have sacked manager Stuart McCall and assistant manager Kenny Black. The pair returned Valley Parade in February after taking the reins from Gary Bowyer who was relieved of his duties.
McCall oversaw twenty-nine matches during his third managerial spell in the Bradford City dugout, winning seven, drawing five and losing 17 matches. Academy coaches Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars will take temporary charge of the first-team squad, ahead of Tuesday evening’s trip to Crawley Town.
Bradford City CEO Ryan Sparks said, “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Stuart and Kenny for their efforts over the past ten months. This decision was not taken lightly and we have done everything in our power to support them during their time at the club. Unfortunately, we have taken only four points from our last ten games and find ourselves in a battle at the wrong end of the table. A host of important fixtures and the January transfer window are on the horizon and we felt now was the right time to move in a different direction.
Stuart McCall said, “I am obviously disappointed it has ended like this for everyone concerned, but am thankful for the opportunity we were given and the support we have received throughout. Kenny Black and I were excited to return to the club and were desperate to bring success, though results have not been good enough. I would like to wish everyone at Bradford City nothing but the very best for the future.”
The club is now welcoming applications for the vacant managerial position, but surely favourite for the job will be the former City management team of Phil Parkinson and Steve Parkin who recently left their management posts at the Stadium of Light with Sunderland in sixth place in Sky Bet League One.