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
1. Michael Moffat - 98
2. Robbie Crawford - 92
3. Alan Forrest - 89
4. Michael Rose - 87
5. Declan McDaid - 83
6. Craig McGuffie - 79
7. Ross Docherty - 76
8. Andrew Geggan - 72
9. Lawrence Shankland - 72
10. Jamie Adams - 68
1. Lawrence Shankland - 63
2. Craig Moore - 31
3. Michael Moffat - 27
4. Alan Forrest - 26
5. Declan McDaid - 17
6. Andrew Geggan - 8
7. Craig McGuffie - 8
8. Luke McCowan - 7
9. Jamie Adams - 6
10. Robbie Crawford - 6

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

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

Total Players Used:
52 (54 including unused subs)

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
222 103 43 76 386 287
(46.4%) (19.4%) (34.2%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
117 55 23 39 189 142
(47.0%) (19.7%) (33.3%)

Biography

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. Ross Docherty Jul 1st, 2015
2. Greg Fleming Jul 1st, 2015
3. Patrick Boyle Jul 1st, 2015
4. Jamie Adams Jul 23rd, 2015
5. Craig Moore Jul 30th, 2015
6. Jordan Hart Jul 1st, 2016
7. Paul Cairney Jul 1st, 2016
8. Michael Rose Jul 1st, 2016
9. Jamie Thomas Jul 19th, 2016
10. Gary Harkins Aug 12th, 2016
11. Conrad Balatoni Sep 1st, 2016
12. Scott McKenna Nov 10th, 2016
13. Declan McDaid Jan 31st, 2017
14. Farid El Alagui Feb 8th, 2017
15. Chris Higgins May 18th, 2017
16. Stuart Faulds Jul 1st, 2017
17. Andrew Geggan Jul 1st, 2017
18. Craig Reid Jul 1st, 2017
19. David Ferguson Jul 13th, 2017
20. Lawrence Shankland Sep 8th, 2017
21. Ellis Hare Reid Oct 1st, 2017
22. Mark Kerr Jan 1st, 2018
23. Steven Bell Jan 5th, 2018
24. Jack Ruddy Jan 12th, 2018
25. Ross Doohan Jul 1st, 2018
26. Daniel Harvie Jul 1st, 2018
27. Aaron Muirhead Jan 25th, 2019
28. Michael Hewitt May 1st, 2019
29. Sam Roscoe Jun 1st, 2019
30. Kris Doolan Jun 24th, 2019
31. Kinlay Bilham Jul 1st, 2019
32. Paul Smith Jul 3rd, 2019
33. Steven Kelly Jul 10th, 2019

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed
1. Luke McCowan Jul 1st, 2017
2. James Hilton Jul 1st, 2017
3. Leon Murphy Jul 1st, 2017
4. Lyall Avci Jul 1st, 2017
5. Finn Ecrepont Jul 1st, 2018
First Signing

Ross Docherty
on Jul 1st, 2015