Bradford City have confirmed that Stuart McCall has returned to the club for a third stint as manager.
The 55-year-old managed the Bantams between 2007 and 2010 and then for a second spell between 2016 and 2018, taking the club to the League One play-off final in the latter.
As a player, McCall made 395 appearances for the Bantams in two separate spells, as well as turning out for Everton, Rangers and Sheffield United.
City currently sit one point outside the play-offs and seven points outside the automatic promotion places following just one win in eight games, a run that saw Gary Bowyer dismissed on Monday.
The Bantams have just 15 games remaining of the League Two season and will be desperate for McCall to record his first promotion for the club at the third time of asking.
Just after 10am today, the club broke the news via their official Twitter page, sparking a big reaction from the City faithful.
📰 BREAKING NEWS | We are delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart McCall as our new manager!
— Bradford City AFC (@officialbantams) February 4, 2020
Plenty of City fans were clearly delighted with this news, with plenty of fans suggesting how happy they were to welcome back McCall.
Here we take a look at some of the best responses to the 55-year-old’s third managerial appointment with the club…
Now yer talking!!!!!!!!!! 😍😍😍💖💖💖 3rd time lucky……Stuart McCalls Bradford army……. #bcafc
— Sue W (@SueWx) February 4, 2020
Absolutely brilliant! Well done City. Valley Parade is going to be rocking this Saturday!!!
— Howard Ratcliffe (@howardratcliffe) February 4, 2020
🧡❤️ STUART, STUART, STUART 🧡❤️ this is tremendous news. Stuart with free reign of the team will get us back on track and playing football I’m sure of it. Can only be a good thing for this team. Sooooo hope it works out for the sexy little ginger legend. Come on City…. #bcafc
— Moffadona (@moffadona10) February 4, 2020
So happy right now
— Joshua Newsome (@brownsauceman) February 4, 2020
YESS STUART…. STUART. .. SATURDAYS GOING TO BE BOOMING
— jonny metcalfe (@megsy_77) February 4, 2020
— David Bottomley (@bottslock32) February 4, 2020
Let’s kick on now and get back to where we should be
— LCT (@LTordoff7) February 4, 2020
Let’s do this!!! ❤️🧡🖤
— Peter Chymera (@PMChymera89) February 4, 2020
Yesssss, the ginger wizard returns! 💥👏
— terence oneill (@telstar64) February 4, 2020
Great move. That’ll get VP buzzing on Saturday like it’s a Cup Final.
— Bantam Menace 🇪🇺🇬🇧 (@neilhwilliams) February 4, 2020
Happy with this….Stuart should have been fully backed after the play off final defeat…believe if he had we would have been back in The Championship by now
— ArneSigurdsson (@ArneSigurdsson) February 4, 2020