Paul Murray: Rangers 'legend' Stuart McCall will always be welcome back at Ibrox

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Rangers vice-chairman Paul Murray has praised former manager Stuart McCall.

Rangers vice-chairman Paul Murray has told the club's official site that former manager Stuart McCall will always be welcome back at Ibrox.

McCall, 50, became Rangers manager in March on a short-term contract, but could earn a longer deal if he could get the team promoted from the Scottish Championship.

McCall did lead Rangers to the play-off final, but a 6-1 aggregate defeat to his former club Motherwell cost Rangers promotion and McCall his job.

Ex-Brentford boss Mark Warburton arrived as the new manager at Rangers on Monday, signing a three-year deal as McCall must now contemplate what's next for his career.

As Rangers embark on the latest chapter in their history, vice-chairman Paul Murray has told the club's official website that McCall is always welcome back at the club having left graciously, telling the Daily Record that he wishes Warburton all the best in his role at Rangers.

"I’d like to make particular mention of Stuart McCall and Kenny Black, who have conducted themselves superbly over the last three months," said Murray. "I think Stuart’s comments in the press sum-up the class and professionalism of the man.

"He leaves the club with our best wishes. He is a club legend and he will always be welcome back here. Both John [Gilligan] and I would like to thank Stuart and Kenny for their help and support personally and to the team in the past three months," he added.

Having spent a large part of his playing career with Rangers, McCall is certainly held in high regard by supporters at Ibrox - and whilst he may be welcome back, the club appear to have higher aspirations now.

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