McCall poised to stand down

06 February 2010 06:59
Stuart McCall is set to resign as Bradford manager on Monday. McCall, who returned to the League Two side as manager in May 2007 as the fans` choice, admitted after the 1-0 home defeat by Bury that he will speak to joint chairman Julian Rhodes on Monday and "do what is best for the club". He said: "I think this is the time for someone else to take up the reins. I love being manager of this club but this is a result-based business." McCall, arguably Bradford's most popular player of modern times, enjoyed two successful spells at the club spanning 12 years before taking over as manager after the Bantams had been relegated from League One. There were high hopes he would restore their flagging fortunes but they failed to reach the play-offs in his first two seasons and after their latest defeat they find themselves anchored in the bottom half of the table. McCall, who captained Bradford to promotion to the Premier League in 1999, said: "I have 18 months of my contract left but that is irrelevant - I will do what is best for the club."

Source: PA