Motherwell boss Stuart McCall says new deal was never in doubt

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall

Manager Stuart McCall set his sights on holding on to second place in the Premier League after signing a new two-year deal at Motherwell.

McCall joined Motherwell in the final days of 2010 and had opened contract talks before Christmas.

"There has never been any doubt in my mind but I am pleased it is finally signed," said the 48-year-old.

"We can now focus all the attention on the last seven matches of this SPL season."

The former Scotland and Everton midfielder led the Lanarkshire club to a top six finish and the Scottish Cup final in his first season.

His first full campaign saw Motherwell finish third in the league and secure a place in the Champions League qualifiers and they now sit second in the table, three points ahead of Inverness CT.

Fir Park chief executive Leeann Dempster added: "We are really delighted to have Stuart at the club for a further two years.

"We have enjoyed real success under his stewardship with a strong backroom staff and playing squad and we hope that we can build on that for the season ahead."

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