Scunthorpe United appoint former Bradford, Motherwell and Rangers boss Stuart McCall as their new manager

27 Aug

Scunthorpe have confirmed the appointment of Stuart McCall as their new manager.

The League One club have moved quickly to replace Nick Daws, who was axed on Friday after just five games as permanent manager.

Stuart McCall has vast experience as a manager

McCall will be assisted by Kenny Black, while Andy Dawson will remain as first-team coach.

“Scunthorpe United is delighted to announce Stuart McCall as the club’s new first-team manager,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

“The 54-year-old 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 and Bradford City.

“We’re also pleased to confirm Andy Dawson will remain at the club as first-team coach.”

Former Scotland, Bradford and Everton midfielder McCall has had two permanent spells in charge of Bradford and steered Motherwell to a second-placed finish in the Scottish Premiership before taking charge of Rangers in 2015.

He returned to Bradford in 2016 and guided them to the League One play-off final in 2017 before he was sacked in February 2018.

Iron chairman Peter Swann admitted he had made a mistake in appointing Daws as the club’s permanent manager in May after sacking him on Friday.

Daws had been promoted from first-team coach, initially as caretaker boss following the departure of Graham Alexander in March, and led the club to the play-offs last season.

Scunthorpe have won just one of their first five League One matches and are 18th in the table.