Ian McCall has been named as the new manager of Clyde.

The 59-year-old has joined the Bully Wee with the club sitting bottom of League Two

The highly-experienced coach has been out of work since he was dismissed by Partick Thistle in February this year.

The League Two side sacked former head coach Brian McLean last month after a poor start to the campaign.

They had approached East Kilbride boss Mick Kennedy about taking over the reins, however, the ex-Darvel manager rejected the chance.

As McCall takes charge of his first training session this evening, chairman Gordon Thomson reflected on the search for a new manager.

He said: “It’s been a long process but one which has delivered our number one choice. The Board, with Allan Maitland’s invaluable assistance, set out the key specifications for a prospective manager, and although the recruitment process was extensive, Ian quickly emerged as our preferred option. 

“In Ian, we have secured a manager who last season was working in the Championship, and left a team in the promotion playoff position. Although we spoke with a wide range of prospective candidates, Ian’s enthusiasm, determination and plan to succeed shone through.

“Allan, myself, and other colleagues have met with Ian on a few occasions in the past week, and each time we were left impressed by his hunger to win and his ambitions for Clyde.

“It has been a deeply disappointing start to the season for the club, and we know much hard work is ahead. But we have confidence in Ian having the skills and experience to turn around our fortunes and steer us back to winning ways.”