Mark McGhee: It would be great if Rangers appointed Stuart McCall

The Scottish assistant coach wants to see Rangers appoint Stuart McCall as manager.

McCall is just one of many candidates said to be on Rangers’ shortlist for the managerial role, and Scotland assistant McGhee has told the Daily Record that it would be a shame if he was overlooked for the job.

McGhee said: “We’re not going to say anything different than it would be great if he got the job. But there are a whole lot of variables that we are not aware of. There are guys who make a bigger case for themselves and end up with jobs maybe Stuart should be getting.

“He has a terrific CV and Stuart will get his turn. If it’s not at Ibrox then it will be elsewhere. He’s not finished in management, that’s for sure.”

Although McCall has been in charge of the Ibrox club for roughly half of the season, he is not favourite to get the job on a permanent basis this summer.

Mark Warburton, who has now left Brentford, is said to be the frontrunner, and whilst that would be a good appointment, it is hard to understand why McCall will be overlooked.

He may not have led Rangers to promotion, but he stabilised the club whilst issues were clouding them off-field, and overachieved from his starting position by reaching the play-off final.

He lost just four games in charge, and it is just a shame that three of those games were in the play-offs at the end of the campaign.

McCall had previously underperforming players working at their best, and if given a pre-season to build his own squad, it is hard to see how he would not win promotion.

It looks as if McCall is being written off entirely due to his failure to get into the SPFL, and that is a poor move from the Rangers management.

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