Gordon Strachan 'delighted' to see Stuart McCall appointed Rangers manager

Gordon Strachan was happy to see Stuart McCall earn the Rangers job last week.

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan admitted to The Scotsman that he was delighted to see Stuart McCall land the Rangers job - even though it meant he had to leave his role with the Scotland national team.

McCall, 50, was serving as an assistant coach to Strachan with the Scotland national team alongside his duties as Motherwell manager, before solely working alongside Strachan after leaving Motherwell in November.

Along with Mark McGhee, McCall had formed a strong coaching staff around Strachan, with Scotland bidding to qualify for the 2016 European Championships in France.

Now though, McCall has left his role alongside Strachan in order to take the Rangers job, returning to the club he played for during the 1990's as a midfielder.

With two draws in his first two games, McCall hasn't quite had the start he wanted, and there are still problems at Ibrox that need solving in the coming months.

Despite the problems surrounding Rangers on and off the field, ex-Celtic boss Strachan admitted to The Scotsman that he's delighted to see McCall take the Rangers job - even if it means that he has to slightly reshuffle his backroom staff with Scotland.

"It’s a chance for him to do what he’s wanted to do and I’m delighted for him," said Strachan, ahead of Scotland's fixtures against Northern Ireland and Gibraltar later this month.

With McCall gone, Strachan will either need to appoint someone else to take his position - or preferably hand more responsibility to assistant manager McGhee.

"We all had a really fluent way of doing things. We all knew our jobs. If I needed an hour on my own, I knew those two could look after things no problem. So more will be heaped on Mark’s shoulders. I will take on a bit more and the staff will take a wee bit more on and we’ll see where we go," he added.

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