Ian Black says Stuart McCall did not respect him

Ian Black left Scottish Championship side Rangers for Shrewsbury Town in the summer transfer window.

Ian Black has told The Scottish Sun that Stuart McCall did not respect him when the duo were working together at Rangers last season.

Former Rangers midfielder McCall was in charge of the Gers first team from March until the end of the 2014-15 campaign.

The former Scotland international guided the Glasgow outfit to the final of the Scottish Premiership playoffs after leading them to a third-place finish in the Scottish Championship.

McCall was not kept in his position as the Rangers manager for the 2015-16 campaign, with midfielder Black also leaving Ibrox in the summer transfer window and joining English League One side Shrewsbury Town.

The 30-year-old former Heart of Midlothian midfielder has revealed that he did not feel that McCall treated him with respect.

“I barely played under Stuart and he didn’t treat me with any respect really,” Black told The Scottish Sun.

“Don’t get me wrong, I think Stuart is a great manager and maybe, had he come in at the start of the season, it might have been different.

“He is a great coach, good at his job and I enjoyed his training sessions. But he just didn’t fancy me as a player.”

Strong form

Rangers appointed Mark Warburton as their manager in the summer, and the team have been in great form in the Scottish Championship so far this season and are on course to winning the league title.

The Gers are at the top of the league table at the moment with 24 points from eight matches, nine points ahead of second-place Falkirk, who have a game in hand.

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