Valley Parade is not a pleasant place to be at the moment as Bradford City hurtle towards relegation from League One.
Eighteen months ago they were challenging for a spot in the second-tier, but a horrible end to last season has only been compounded by huge mismanagement this time around.
They’re on their third boss of the season, Gary Bowyer, after both Michael Collins and David Hopkin left their posts. Collins was sacked, Hopkin resigned but the outcome has been the same; instability.
The capitulation at home to Blackpool this weekend showed all of their failings on one afternoon. Woeful at the back, inadequate going forward and strongly lacking direction or leaders.
Gary Bowyer took the job on a short-term basis, much the same as Simon Grayson did last season and if they go down, he’s surely going to have to consider his options.
Even if he wants to stay, we think they should turn to Stuart McCall once more. Here are two reasons why.
Feel Good Factor
McCall is a legend at Bradford, he’s captained the side, managed them and had them in the top six of the Championship last season.
The gulf between club and fans has never been so obvious and they need to feel connected to each other again.
Appointing McCall would achieve that.
McCall had a degree of success with Bradford last season and he’s proven he can get them firing.
He fits at the club, more so than in his last role at Scunthorpe. He knows the people and the culture and was on the road to success until Edin Rahic fired him last season.