‘Gutted’, ‘Wonderful human being’ – Bradford City fans react to Scunthorpe United’s new manager

Scunthorpe United have reacted quickly after the sacking of Nick Daws, bringing in former Rangers and Motherwell boss Stuart McCall.

The 54-year-old has also managed Bradford City, and Bantams fans are perhaps more vocal on social media right now than their north Lincolnshire counterparts.

Firstly, the details. McCall will be joined by Kenny Black as assistant manager, a man who has previously worked with McCall at Motherwell, Rangers and Bradford City. Andy Dawson, assistant to Nick Daws, will also remain at the club as first team coach.

McCall’s  managerial career began at Bradford, where he’d previously been a respected player.  He served as manager between 2007 and 2010, before leaving, first to scout for Norwich City but later for a job north of the border. A four-year spell as boss of Motherwell followed, leading the Scottish Premiership club to their highest ever league finish and achieving Champions League football for the first time in their history, before a bad start led to him once again leaving his job.

He took over at Rangers in 2015, but lasted just 17 games. He then returned to Bradford, guiding them to the League One play-off final in 2017, before departing the club in early 2018 in rather controversial circumstances.

Bantams fans haven’t forgiven their owner for treating ‘one of their own’ so badly and his latest appointment has come as something of a blow to the Valley Parade faithful.



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