McCall aiming to extend Motherwell stay

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Stuart McCall is set to begin talks over a new contract at Motherwell
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Stuart McCall is set to begin talks over a new contract at Motherwell

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall is open to extending his contract with the Clydesdale Bank Premier League leaders.

McCall`s feat of leading Motherwell to the Scottish Cup final and Champions League qualifiers in his first 18 months in charge is sure to have alerted rival chairmen but the former Bradford manager insists he is not looking to move.

McCall, whose side defend their unbeaten SPL start at Aberdeen on Sunday, confirmed talks aimed at extending his contract beyond the end of the season would likely take place in the "next few weeks".

The former Scotland midfielder added: "I'm more than happy with the job I`m doing and the squad of players and staff I`m working with. I think people who know me know I`m fairly loyal.

"I'm enjoying my time here. I'm probably unlike most managers - if I'm happy somewhere, I'm happy. It's not lack of ambition.

"Even as a player, if I was happy and enjoying coming into work, which I certainly am here, I don't have aspirations, I don't look higher, higher, higher.

"I'm in the SPL, at a terrific club like Motherwell, and I enjoy coming into work every day. I have nothing against thinking I will look to extend my contract."

McCall's contract situation mirrors most of his players and he admitted last week that he could lose a full team next summer. But while he is realistic about the possibility of losing the likes of Darren Randolph and Nicky Law, he hopes the job satisfaction he enjoys could persuade some players to stay.

"Apparently I have taken a little bit of criticism about answering a question, but I think everyone knows loads are out of contract," McCall said.

"We have got players who have come up from down south and maybe wanting to come up for a couple of seasons, but again the grass isn`t always greener. If you enjoy what you`re doing, is it worth an extra 250 quid to move?"

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