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Is Stuart McCall the right man for Rangers?

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Can Stuart McCall be the man to guide Rangers to promotion?

With Stuart McCall set to be named the new Rangers manager on a short-term contract, many will ask if he is the right man for the job.

The former Rangers winger would inherit a team that is severely lacking in confidence, with one win in seven games and three consecutive draws.

McCall has experience in management and more importantly he has experience in the Scottish game, and if he can replicate his time at Motherwell then things could be looking up for Rangers.

His time spent as Gordon Strachan's assistant for Scotland – a position he still holds – won't have done him any harm and he has the option to call upon Strachan for advice when it comes to managing one of the Old Firm.

Whilst at Motherwell, the 50-year-old got the best out of the players he had, guiding them to two second-place finishes in the SPL during his four-year spell at the club which ended in November after a run of poor results.

Getting the best out of the talent at his disposal is exactly what he would need to do at Ibrox. There lies a team who are more than capable of getting promoted back to Scottish football's highest league, but currently lack the grit and determination.

Perhaps being lead by a man who as a player won six titles, three Scottish Cups and three League Cups wearing the Light Blue will remind the current crop of what Rangers once were and what the new board and fans want them to be.

Anyone who has seen McCall on BT Sport – where he is a pundit – will know that he already understands the issues with the way the squad are playing and already knowing them gives him the chance to address them straight away.

There have been a number of comings and goings off the pitch this week but McCall taking over until the end of the season has the potential to be the best outcome.

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