Stuart McCall is back in football as the Everton hero and former Motherwell manager is appointed assistant head coach at Blackpool.

The former midfielder enjoyed a stellar playing career with the likes of Everton and represented Scotland at major tournaments. He managed Motherwell between 2011-14 and was last working as manager of League Two side Bradford City, where he has legendary status.

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Former Everton and Motherwell man Stuart McCall is at Blackpool. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

McCall joins Blackpool following their promotion to the English Championship. Blackpool head coach Neil Critchley said:  “Stuart’s reputation and vast experiences within the game command respect. The knowledge that he has gained from an extensive playing, managerial and coaching career will be invaluable to me, the players and the staff.

“Stuart has shown a desire to come and join us here at Blackpool and after speaking to him, it was clear that he has lost none of his passion and enthusiasm for football. He will complement our excellent, existing staff and I’m delighted that he is joining us before we start our journey back in the Championship in a few weeks’ time.”

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