Bradford City appoint Stuart McCall as manager following Gary Bowyer's dismissal

Bradford City have reappointed Stuart McCall as their manager for a third spell in charge of the League Two club.

The 55-year-old former Scotland midfielder has succeeded Gary Bowyer, who left Bradford on Monday after a run of seven league games without a victory.

Bradford are eighth in League Two, one point outside the play-offs and seven points behind third-placed Plymouth.

McCall's most recent spell in charge of the Bantams lasted 20 months and ended in February 2018.

He took Bradford to the League One play-off final during that second stint as manager, but his side were beaten 1-0 by Millwall at Wembley.

Since McCall’s dismissal in early 2018, the Bantams have had six managers in two years

McCall, who has signed a contract until the end of the 2020-21 season, said: "It is always difficult taking over from a manager who has lost his job, so I feel for Gary. But, when (Bradford chief executive) Julian Rhodes contacted me, I was desperate to return.

"We have to assess the squad very quickly and get ready for the remainder of the season. I obviously know a few of the players from my previous spell here, so am looking forward to the challenge.

"The club is a huge one in this division and, with everything still to play for, the job is to try and get us back to where we should be."

McCall’s first game in charge of the Bantams will come against Grimsby Town at Utilita Energy Stadium

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