Stuart McCall becomes new Motherwell manager
Stuart McCall has been named as the new manager of Motherwell.
The former Rangers and Scotland midfielder has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal.
He replaces Craig Brown at the helm after the veteran boss quit for Clydesdale Bank Premier League rivals Aberdeen.
McCall has been out of football management since parting company with Bradford in February.
He will take charge of the team today ahead of his first game against Hamilton at the weekend.
He said: "I am excited by the job and will give it my all.
"I know Motherwell very well as a club and have long respected what they are all about.
"They have produced some special talent over the years and done so in an entertaining way.
"It's a family club at the heart of the Scottish game and they are doing all the right things to be successful and sustainable.
"I have inherited a good squad with a proven system for identifying new and young talent.
"I want to build on that starting today to ensure we compete for success in the league, cup and Europe. "
It was reported that former Oldham boss Dave Penney was interviewed for the post and that Neil McDonald and Ricky Sbragia withdrew their interest in the job.
But Motherwell chairman John Boyle was thrilled with the appointment of McCall.
He said:"The board are truly delighted to welcome Stuart McCall to the club and begin a new era for the Motherwell family. We are enormously grateful to everyone who applied for and advised on this crucial appointment for our club.
"In Stuart we have secured the services of a proven winner with huge experience in the game and all of the attributes on our target list.
"He is a natural leader and has impressed us enormously with his thoughtful assessment of how he will go about the job.
"Stuart will fit in well at Motherwell and will play an important role in all we want to achieve in building a modern club with family and community appeal.
"All Motherwell fans will wish Stuart every success and a long and happy tenure at the club. "
McCall's assistant has yet to be confirmed.
Latest in Sport
Danny Ings: Liverpool target wanted by Borussia Monchengladbach... who could get Burnley striker for just £260,000
Humiliated Brazil look to continue recovery at Arsenal
Marco Reus vs Theo Walcott: Which is the better option for Arsenal?
England vs Lithuania match report: Harry Kane fires in first Three Lions goal just 78 seconds into debut to put icing on the cake
'God, she's beautiful': Embarrassment for basketball player Nigel Hayes after microphone picks up comment about female reporter
- 1 Astrological signs are almost all wrong, as movement of moon and sun throws out zodiac
- 2 Dad eats daughter's weed brownies, thinks he's had a stroke
- 3 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 4 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'