Ian McCall
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: Ian McCall
  • Born: September 30th, 1964 (Dumfries)
  • First Appointed: January 6th, 2015

Managerial History

Jan 6th, 2015 to Sep 22nd, 2019

Most Appearances Top Scorers

First Match In Charge
Jan 10th, 2015 1 - 2 vs. Brechin City, League (League 1)

Last Match In Charge
Sep 21st, 2019 1 - 4 vs. Alloa Athletic, League

Total Players Used:

Biggest Win(s)
Jul 10th, 2016 8 - 0 vs. Gretna 2008, Raydale Cup

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Sep 1st, 2018 0 - 5 vs. Queen of the South, League (Championship)
Feb 11th, 2018 1 - 6 vs. Rangers, Scottish Cup (Firth Round)
Aug 8th, 2017 0 - 5 vs. Hibernian, Scottish League Cup

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
225 103 43 79 387 299
(45.8%) (19.1%) (35.1%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
122 57 24 41 192 151
(46.7%) (19.7%) (33.6%)


Ian McCall was appointed as Ayr United manager on 6th January 2015 following the dismissal of Mark Roberts and eventually saved the club from relegation from League 1 on the last day of the season at Station Park against Forfar Athletic. The following season saw him lead his Ayr side to finish in second place and win promotion to the Championship through the play-offs after defeating Stranraer in the final. Following promotion he saw his part-time side finish bottom of the league and relegated to League 1 after only one season in the Championship. The next season brought greater success, winning the League 1 title and beating Kilmarnock in the League Cup.
In season 2017/18 he once again took Ayr to the Championship overtaking Raith Rovers on the last match of the season to win League 1. He sensationally took Ayr to the top of the Championship in 2018/19 remaining there until January when Ross County topped the league. Nevertheless he led Ayr to the play offs losing to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

He resigned to move to Partick Thistle on 22nd September 2019.

Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Steven Docherty Jul 1st, 2015
2. Jamie Adams Jul 23rd, 2015
3. Andrew Geggan Jul 1st, 2017
4. Ellis Hare Reid Oct 1st, 2017
5. Steven Bell Jan 5th, 2018
6. Ross Doohan Jul 1st, 2018
7. Daniel Harvie Jul 1st, 2018
8. Michael Hewitt May 1st, 2019
9. Kris Doohlan Jun 24th, 2019
10. Kinlay Bilham Jul 1st, 2019
11. Paul Smith Jul 3rd, 2019

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed
1. Luke McCowan Jul 1st, 2017
2. Finn Ecrepont Jul 1st, 2018
First Signing

Steven Docherty
on Jul 1st, 2015