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Rangers to appoint former Motherwell manager Stuart McCall

Stuart McCall has agreed to become Rangers manager until the end of the season.

McCall has been working under Gordon Strachan for the Scottish national side since leaving Motherwell in November after a run of one win in twelve SPL games.

He spent four years at Fir Park, taking the Steelmen to two consecutive second placed finishes, having previously had a spell in English football managing Bradford

Technically Ally McCoist is still manager at Ibrox, but he announced his intention to resign in December and has been on gardening leave ever since.

His assistant Kenny McDowall was put in charge but also handed in his 12 months notice, with the club currently third in the Scottish Championship, but 22 points behind leaders Hearts.

On Friday new director Paul Murray said the club would address the issue of a new manager.

"We're laying the foundation for a long-term project here and appointing a first-team manager is a crucial decision," said Murray.

"We're going to take some time and get it right."

Dave King, Murray and John Gilligan succeeded in being voted on to the Rangers board at Friday's extraordinary general meeting at Ibrox.

They are currently trying to oust the rest of the outgoing board, with Sandy Easdale having followed his brother in stepping down from his role as director.

Barry Leach and Derek Llambias have both been suspended until the new board can remove them permanently from the club.

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