Should Rangers stick with Stuart McCall?

There is a case to be made for Stuart McCall and his suitability for the Rangers job…

Rangers are looking for a full-time manager and are expected to make a final decision soon.

According to STV, the Gers are looking at five main candidates for the job: Mark Warburton, Derek McInnes, Ian Cathro, Billy Davies and Stuart McCall.

All the reported candidates have strong credentials, but perhaps McCall’s services should be retained on a permanent basis.

The Scot did a truly remarkable job at Ibrox, and although the other candidates look very good on paper, it would be unfair to him if he is not handed the role.

True, Rangers failed to get promoted to the Scottish Premiership, but they came very close to.

The Glasgow giants finished third in the ‘regular’ Championship season and made their way through to the Premiership playoff final.

One could use Rangers’ heavy defeat to Motherwell in the playoff final as a reason to doubt McCall’s suitability for the job, but it must be kept in mind the work he did prior to that.

When the former Motherwell boss was handed the Rangers job in mid-March, there were doubts whether the team would be able to finish in the playoffs.

McCall did what he did over the following months with a squad he inherited; he is likely to do much more if he gets to sign his own players.

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