It was with Bradford City where Stuart McCall began his coaching career in July 2000, when he was appointed assistant manager to Chris Hutchings. After the departure of Hutchings, McCall was appointed as caretaker–player manager in November 2000.
McCall remained at the club as first-team coach after the appointment of Jim Jefferies. McCall then joined Sheffield United, where he also took up a coaching role after his second spell with Bradford.
After retiring in 2004 he remained at Sheffield United as assistant manager to Neil Warnock.
This spell proved a success as the side gained promotion to the Premier League in 2006. He also won a League Title as reserve team manager during his time at Bramall Lane.
After five years with United, McCall was confirmed as the manager of Bradford in May 2007.
McCall guided the club to 10th and 9th place finishes in his first two seasons in charge in Coca-Cola League Two.
In the 2008/09 season Bradford went top of the league after an impressive start which resulted in the first time City had led the table in seven years.
McCall and Bradford then parted company in February 2010, after being in charge for almost 3 years with The Bantams.
Later in 2010 he was appointed as the new manager of Motherwell where he was later voted Clydesdale Bank Manager of the Year in 2012/13 after his side surpassed his own expectations by finishing second in the SPL.
He was also appointed as assistant to Gordon Strachan with the Scottish national team in January 2013.
During his time in charge of Motherwell he led them to the Scottish
Cup final in 2011 and finished in the Premiership top three in the last
three seasons before his departure in November 2014.
McCall also guided the Fir Park side into the Champions League qualifiers in 2012, where they lost to Panathinaikos.
McCall became manager of Bradford City Football Club in June 2016.
Scunthorpe United appointed McCall in August 2018.
As a player, McCall was part of Bradford City's youth system and made for the club in August 1982.
McCall was an integral part of the team that won the Third Division Championship in 1984-85. He joined Everton in June 1988 scoring twice in the FA Cup final of 1989.
In 1991 he joined Rangers for £1.2 million where he won everything the Scottish game had to offer.
In 1998, he returned to Bradford and captained the side to promotion to the Premier League.
In April 2002 McCall had a testimonial match against Rangers which attracted over 21,000 to Valley Parade.
McCall represented Scotland in the Italia 90 World Cup, where he scored against Sweden. He also represented his country in Euro 96. In total he was capped 40 times for Scotland, scoring one goal.
He is also a graduate of the LMA's Certificate of Applied Management at Warwick University.