Scunthorpe United have appointed Stuart McCall as the club’s new manager, the League One side have announced.
Kenny Black will join the club as McCall’s assistant manager after the pair previously worked together at Motherwell, Rangers and Bradford City.
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The 54-year-old’s most recent spell as a first-team manager was when he returned to Valley Parade in 2016 to manage the Bantams in a period that saw them lose in the League One play-off final to Millwall.
After an indifferent start to the campaign the following season, McCall subsequently left his post as Bradford manager in early 2018.
The Iron made short work of a managerial search after Nick Daws was sacked as Scunthorpe manager last Friday.
Daws only took the job in May after guiding his now former side to the play-offs during an interim spell in charge.
A decision was made to terminate the 48-year-old’s employment after two back-to-back defeats at the hands of Sunderland and Fleetwood Town, both but hefty margins.
McCall’s first game in charge will be this Saturday when he takes his new side to the Wham Stadium to take on newly-promoted Accrington Stanley.
This appointment hardly sparks any excitement.
It is another off the managerial merry-go-round with a man who is local to the area after a second stint as Bradford manager.
Scunthorpe have not been the real threat since Graham Alexander left, but with Stuart McCall, they have a boss who could well make them hard to beat and look to hit sides on the break.
It might not be the most exciting managerial appointment, but it could be one that works in turning the Iron into strong contenders for the play-offs.
Or it could well flop and be a waste of everyone’s time – only them will tell.
If McCall is to add anyone, he has a week before the loan window closes and is left with to his current side to try and move up the table heading into January.