Stuart McCall says he is joining Blackpool off the back of an ‘outstanding’ 2020/21 season after the former Everton and Motherwell man confirmed his return to football.

McCall – who featured heavily for Everton in his playing days and managed Motherwell to two second place finishes in the Scottish Premiership – has been confirmed as Blackpool’s new assistant head coach. He has been out of work since leaving his position as Bradford City manager last year.

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The former Everton and Motherwell man is back in football. (Photo by Eddie Garvey/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Blackpool are back in the Championship after promotion from League One. McCall said of his move: “To be joining Blackpool is special. My sister was born in Blackpool and my dad played with the likes of Stanley Matthews and Stan Mortensen. He always told some good stories about his time there.

“I’m really excited for the challenge and to become part of the team. The Club and in particular the coaching staff did an outstanding job last season.

“I now want to come in and be a key part of the group as well. I’m here to support Neil Critchley (Blackpool head coach) in the best way I can.”

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