Bradford City boss McCall quits

08 February 2010 10:35
Bradford City boss Stuart McCall has resigned as manager of the mid-table League Two club.McCall met with joint-chairman Julian Rhodes on Monday to discuss his future after Saturday's 1-0 home defeat by Bury left them 16th in the table. [LNB]"It's coming to a stage now where it is time for somebody new to come in. It's just not meant to be," McCall told BBC Radio Leeds after the Shakers defeat. [LNB]Assistant Wayne Jacobs is to take temporary charge of the club. [LNB]The 45-year-old took over at Valley Parade in May 2007 and threatened to leave at the end of last season after Bradford failed to make the play-offs. [LNB] [LNB][LNB] Saturday's defeat by Bury was their sixth at home this season and left the Bantams 12 points outside the play-off places. [LNB]And McCall believes the signs were there that it is time for him to walk away. [LNB]"I just think it's time now to get a lucky manager in. He might not be the best manager but if he can be lucky that would be good for the club," he said. [LNB]"The players have merited more points than we have got this season and we should be ninth or 10th, three or four points off the play-offs and unfortunately we're not.[LNB] Who should replace Stuart McCall? "I'm hurt because I wanted to be a success here and the bottom line is I haven't been. [LNB]"It's not been for a lack of effort and I couldn't have had more support from the players, staff, Julian as the chairman and the fans. [LNB]"If there was anywhere I wanted to succeed it was here. I had two great spells here as a player but the dream I had of being a manager and getting success has not come off." [LNB]A statement on the club website read: "The club would like to place on record its appreciation for Stuart's efforts as manager over the past two years and seven months.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "During this time he has worked tirelessly and no one is more disappointed that his endeavours have not been rewarded with more success on the field than Stuart himself. [LNB]"Stuart will always have a special place in the hearts of our fans for the dedication and passion he has consistently shown to Bradford City, starting with two highly successful spells as a player with the club. [LNB]"The board would like to thank Stuart who, in recognition of the financial position of the club, has accepted a settlement in lieu of the remaining period of his contract that is reasonable, affordable and by no means as much as he could have been entitled to." [LNB] [LNB][LNB]McCall's last match in charge[LNB]

Source: BBC_Sport