Stuart McCall explains why spell as Rangers boss has made it difficult for him to take another job

General view during the match

McCall spent three months in charge of Glasgow Rangers having spent a large part of his playing career at Ibrox.

Rangers manager Stuart McCall

Stuart McCall has explained why, despite receiving numerous offers, being Rangers boss has been a key reason why he has been out of management for around a year, the Evening Times reports.

The former Gers midfielder returned to Ibrox in March 2015 when the Light Blues were third in the Scottish Championship, 22 points adrift of Hearts. 

But after losing 6-1 on aggregate in their play-off final with Motherwell - the club that he had left earlier in the campaign - McCall was replaced when his contract came to an end with the club's hierarchy deciding that Mark Warburton was the man to lead the side forward.

And having not taken another job since, McCall suggested that while he has had offers, leading a club of Rangers' stature has made it difficult to take another managerial role. 

"I've had a bit of time out since Rangers. There have been opportunities north and south of the border but once you've been at Rangers and had 50,000 people there it's difficult to go elsewhere," he told the Evening Times.

Rangers interim manager Stuart McCall looks dejected

With the former Scotland international not doing a particularly exceptional job during his brief time in charge - though, the circumstances appeared to be less than ideal - it is fair to say that he would do very well for his next club to be of a similar size to Rangers.

But while the Evening Times' report suggesting that the 52-year-old is in the running to take the Bradford job after Phil Parkinson departed for Bolton would see McCall take a job that would definitely be a step down in comparison with Rangers, the fact that he has spent a significant period of his career - both as a player and a manager - at Valley Parade would surely make Bradford the perfect opportunity to put the Rangers spell behind him.

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