Ayr United appoint Ian McCall as their new manager

Ian McCall has been without a managerial post since leaving Partick Thistle in 2011.
Ian McCall has been without a managerial post since leaving Partick Thistle in 2011

Ayr United have named Ian McCall as their new manager.

McCall replaces Mark Roberts, who was sacked after overseeing a run of just one win in 11 matches.

After spells in charge of Falkirk and Dundee United, among others, McCall has been out of the game since leaving Partick Thistle in 2011.

"The club is under achieving and my initial aim is a simple one - to start winning matches," he told the club's official website.

"This last two years I have really missed the day to day working of football management," McCall continued.

"Ayr United is still a big name in Scottish football and it should not be a hard sell to bring players to this club. We need to stay in this league and then think about promotion to the Championship and establishing ourselves there."

Chairman Lachlan Cameron says McCall's spell out the game has made him hungry for success.

"Ian has been reinvigorated and has a proven ability to work at our level and take control of the club," he said.

"He also has a huge passion for players and will make a big difference in the dressing room. His enthusiasm is infectious and he said to me he is wanting to take us on a ride."

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