Former Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson speaks highly of Stuart McCall

Barry Ferguson highlights the reasons why Stuart McCall should remain in charge of Rangers next season.

Barry Ferguson has written in The Daily Record that Stuart McCall should be considered for the Rangers managerial job.

McCall was appointed the Rangers boss in March and was handed the task of guiding the club to the Scottish Premiership.

Under the Scot, the Gers finished third in the ‘regular’ Scottish Championship season and reached the Premiership playoff final, which they lost 6-1 on aggregate to Motherwell.

Former Rangers captain Ferguson has spoken highly of McCall, and believes that the 50-year-old should be in the frame to be in charge of the team for the 2014-15 campaign.

“There’s no doubt his chances were damaged, not just by the team’s failure to win promotion, but more by the emphatic nature of their 6-1 aggregate defeat by Motherwell in the playoffs,” the 37-year-old wrote in The Daily Record.

“However, when you look at the improvement in the team since he took over he definitely made a positive difference to a side that was in such low spirits that many didn’t fancy them to get past the first round of the play-offs.

“He did a good job with a group of players who were not his signings - so imagine what he could do if given the opportunity to build a team using his own signings.”

McCall did indeed do a good job at Rangers, and he should certainly be considered by the board to be in charge of the first team for next season.

The 50-year-old former midfielder did the best he could in such a short period of time, and he does merit another chance at Ibrox.

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