Football - Law: McCall destined for big things

Departing Motherwell midfielder Nicky Law feels it is inevitable Sheffield United target Stuart McCall will move on to bigger things in his managerial career following his achievements at Fir Park.

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Law signed a pre-contract agreement at Ibrox that will see him officially become a Rangers player when their transfer embargo expires on September 1. McCall could soon follow him out of the door after holding talks with the Blades over their vacant managerial role this week.

Law came through the ranks at Bramall Lane when McCall was a player/coach and then assistant to manager Neil Warnock. He then signed for McCall twice, on loan at Bradford and at Motherwell in 2011.

Motherwell secured third and second in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League and played in the Champions League qualifiers in the ensuing two years and Law is not surprised that the npower League One side have earmarked McCall as a candidate to replace Danny Wilson.

"I'm certainly not and particularly at Sheffield United with the ties he has there," said Law as he was unveiled as a Rangers player on Friday.

"With Stuart, wherever he goes, he seems to leave there as a legend.

"He was only at Sheffield United as a player for two or three seasons but I was there with him and he is really loved by everybody at that football club, and the fans as well.

"I'm not too sure about the situation. From Motherwell's perspective it would be a massive blow to lose Stuart McCall.

"He's the manager of the year in the SPL and everyone can see what a fantastic job he has done there. To be the best of the rest two years on the spin is a fantastic achievement.

"He's a fantastic manager and I'm sure he is going to go on to bigger and better things. Unfortunately for Motherwell at some point they will lose him. Whether that's now I don't know but I would have thought at some point they will."

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