Rangers: Stuart McCall unaware of future at Ibrox

Stuart McCall does not yet know if he will be in charge next season
Stuart McCall does not yet know if he will be in charge next season

Rangers boss Stuart McCall has not yet been asked to make any preparations for next season.

McCall, 50, admitted it was "unusual" not to have any plans in place for pre-season at the end of March.

However, he hopes to still be at Ibrox next term with this team aiming to earn promotion from the Scottish Championship via the play-offs.

"I honestly don't know. I would hope to be, it's a fantastic job and a fantastic club," said McCall.

"But, that will take care of itself in the future. I'm just focused on the here and now, putting a smile on supporters' faces, and hopefully getting out of this division."

McCall's games in charge of Rangers
Rangers 1-1 Livingston (14 March)
Rangers 2-2 Alloa Athletic (17 March)
Hibernian 0-2 Rangers (22 March)

McCall led Rangers to their first victory since he took charge earlier this month; defeating Hibernian 2-0 at Easter Road on Sunday.

Even if McCall leads the Ibrox club to promotion from to the Premiership, he does not know if that will be enough to ensure he gets the job on a permanent basis.

He said: "I've had lots of players put to me, and ones that I will pass on to the hierarchy.

"Rangers won't know what league they'll be playing until the back end of this season. So it's very hard, for whichever manager is in charge, to organise next season regarding players.

"But there's certainly a lot of players out there who would like to come and play for this club.

Stuart McCall led Rangers to a 2-0 win over Hibernian on Sunday, his first since taking over
Stuart McCall led Rangers to a 2-0 win over Hibernian on Sunday, his first since taking over

"It's an honour and a privilege for me to walk in here every day, to go out on that training field, to work with the players we've got, the staff we've got, so I'm just focused on that."

Rangers' win at Hibs handed the Scottish Championship title to runaway leaders Hearts. The sides finishing second, third and fourth will enter the promotion play-offs, which culminate in a two-legged final with the team finishing second-bottom of the Premiership.

Hibs are second, three clear of Rangers who have a game in hand and Queen of the South are five points further behind.

"From day one the aim was to get in the play-offs," added McCall. "Whether it was second, third or fourth, it was to be in there, then go in with momentum and hopefully get through them.

"That result on Sunday won't do anything in terms of where we'll finish. What it does do is give people belief and confidence.

"We have been improving, that's the main thing. You've got to look for a level of improvement. We've had that and we've got to continue it.

"Last week gives us a bit of confidence and belief, it certainly doesn't make us any closer to where we want to go."

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