Former Motherwell boss Stuart McCall misses management

Stuart McCall
McCall left Motherwell after nearly four years in charge

Stuart McCall admits he misses management but has "nothing imminent" lined up following his recent departure from Motherwell.

The former Scotland midfielder, who has continued his coaching role with the national team, ended a near four-year spell at Fir Park earlier this month.

The 50-year-old told BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound he had "enjoyed every minute" of his time at Fir Park.

"I love being on the coaching field," he said. "It's something I miss."

Asked where his next move would be, he replied: "I've honestly no idea.

"I've not even given it a thought, being away with the international set-up. There's nothing imminent.

Scotland coach Gordon Strachan and assistant Stuart McCall
McCall has been part of Gordon Strachan's coaching staff with Scotland

"I didn't pack it in because I had ideas elsewhere. If anyone knows me, that's not me at all, I'm quite a loyal person. I had opportunities to move plenty of times from Fir Park.

"You just don't know what's round the corner."

Crystal Palace is one club McCall has been linked with in recent months, possibly as part of manager Neil Warnock's backroom staff.

But McCall said: "I won't be going to London. I've spoken to Neil on a couple of occasions but that won't be an avenue I'll be going down."

Having led the Steelmen to two successive second-place finishes in the Scottish top flight, McCall's Motherwell struggled at the start of this season with a series of defeats.

And losing on penalties to Lanarkshire rivals Hamilton Academical put paid to Well's Scottish League Cup ambitions.

"My big aim this season was to do better in the cups," McCall explained.

"Going out to Hamilton was a big blow to the club, it was certainly a big blow to myself and everyone.

"Obviously you've got to win league games and if you're used to winning, you want to win. Even now, I've still got a dream for Motherwell to be there [in the Scottish Cup final] at the end of the season.

"In the first six months we were in we managed to get there and it was brilliant. To see 18,000 ending up going there against Celtic, it just invigorates everybody. This season, we really wanted to have a good crack at the cups."

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