McCall reaps the rewards

Stuart McCall
Stuart McCall

Stuart McCall celebrates a year in the Fir Park hotseat tomorrow (Friday), but he doesn’t feel he is now a better manager than he was at Bradford, things are just going his way this time.

McCall was in charge at Valley Parade for almost three season but failed to lead them to promotion from League Two and was sacked in February 2010.

At Motherwell he led the Fir Parkers to the Scottish Cup Final and are currently sitting third in the SPL.

McCall said: “It’s easy to look now and say things are going well, but it was quite a tricky start.

“Obviously the cup run was excellent, although we disappointed in the final, and in the new season the only difference really has been the consistency.

“We haven’t had as many poorish performances as we have had good ones and things have steadily improved.”

McCall dismissed suggestions that he is now a better manager than the one who was dismissed from Bradford.

He said: “People ask me if I’m a better manager now, even my own family, but hand on my heart the only difference I would say if is we’ve got what we deserved in our games.

“At Bradford there was loads of games where we had a man sent off or they’ve scored an offside goal, just lots of little things.”

With the transfer window openign at the weekend McCall admits he would be prepared to sacrifice one player if the right offer came along, but refuses to worry about the prospect.

He said: “We know Motherwell are a selling club, as most clubs are, and if an offer comes in the club will have to look at it, but I’m not having sleepless nights.”

Full story in December 29 edition of Times & Speaker