Rangers boss Stuart McCall focusing on play-offs and not his managerial future

Stuart McCall has said his main focus is on the play-offs and not his fate after Sunday.

Temporary Rangers boss Stuart McCall has explained to the Glasgow Evening Times that he isn’t concentrating on his future with two massive play-off games coming up.

McCall took over at Rangers in March and since then has helped the side into the play-off final. He inherited a team that started with Ally McCoist and was then passed on to a reluctant Kenny McDowall with no change in fortunes.

When McCall came in the team was playing with very little confidence, struggling to score goals and very fragile at the back, but after introducing some of the youngsters and getting the best out of his established players he has almost completed his remit.

However, there are still no guarantees that a successful play-off campaign will see McCall in the position full-time with other managers already being touted for the job.

Although he is aware of his position and the speculation that is surrounding it, McCall explained that he remains concentrated on the task at hand with the two massive games coming up on Thursday and Sunday.

He said: "My first question to the board when I came in was 'Do I need to get promoted?' They said I needed to change things round and make it better.

"We've got to the stage where we will have a full house on Thursday night. There's no doubt we have improved.

"I've mentioned it many times, there is nothing there to say that if we don't go up I don't stay at the club, or that if we do go up I do stay.

"My focus is just on these two games. I've had no thoughts as to what's happening beyond that."

Gaining promotion back to the Scottish Premiership could play a major part in securing McCall’s future at Ibrox with any decision to axe him having achieved promotion difficult to imagine considering the job he has done so far.

The question of whether promotion can be achieved will be partly resolved on Thursday night with Rangers looking for a home win to take to Fir Park on Sunday where they could finally be a Scottish Premiership team again.

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