'Could have been very different' - McCall delivers verdict on ill-fated Rangers manager stint
Former Rangers interim boss Stuart McCall admitted he has “no regrets” over taking short-term charge at Ibrox – and thinks things could have been “very different” had he guided the Light Blues through the Scottish Premiership playoffs.
McCall took short-term charge in 2015 after Ally McCoist’s resignation and led the Gers to the final of the Scottish Premiership playoff against Motherwell before losing both legs to the Fir Park side.
The Gers eventually lost 6-1 on aggregate before shameful scenes after the match ended marred Motherwell’s survival in the top-flight.
McCall was replaced that summer by Mark Warburton after being considered for the role on a full-time basis and is now manager of Bradford City.
McCall admits that the second leg defeat to the Steelmen is a game he would love to play again an thinks if the Gers had scored first they would have gone on to win.
“I have no regrets about taking that Rangers job when I did,” McCall said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
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“It was one of the proudest things I’ve done.
“There are only a few games in my whole career I wish I could play again.
“But as a manager the Motherwell play-off is right up there.
“If we’d got the first goal I believe we’d have gone through. And if we’d beaten them, things could have been very different for me.”
McCall enjoyed a trophy-laden spell at Ibrox as a player between 1991 and 1998.
The former Scotland international made 265 appearances for the Gers and lifted six Scottish titles, three Scottish Cups and two Scottish League Cups before re-joining Bradford City.
After failing to win promotion under McCall, Rangers returned to the top tier of Scottish football the following season after four years in the lower leagues following financial meltdown.
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