MX23RW : Wednesday, August 5 08:35:42| >> :600:122459:122459:

Steven MacLean returns to St Johnstone as first-team coach

Steven MacLean returns to St Johnstone as first-team coach
© Reuters
The former striker netted in St Johnstone's 2014 Scottish Cup final triumph.

Steven MacLean has returned to St Johnstone as one of new manager Callum Davidson's two coaching assistants.

After ending his playing career on loan at Raith Rovers from Hearts, MacLean has been appointed as first-team coach along with Alec Cleland, who had replaced Davidson as assistant manager in 2018 and acted as caretaker boss when Tommy Wright stepped down.

Reserve-team boss Alan Maybury has left the Perth club amid major doubts over whether the second-team league will go ahead next season. Cleland and MacLean – who netted in St Johnstone's 2014 Scottish Cup final triumph – will also take the under-18s together.

Davidson told the club's official website: "I'm delighted to welcome Steven back to the club as part of my staff and I'm really looking forward to working with him and Alec.

"I obviously know Macca (MacLean) really well and I think we've got a nice balance now with Alec's experience and Steven's youthful energy.

"We have good strikers at the club both in the first-team-squad and coming through the ranks, and I think that working with Macca will help to bring out the best in them."


Click here for more stories about Steven MacLean

Click here for more stories about St Johnstone

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Callum Davidson pictured in 2018
Read Next:
St Johnstone confirm Callum Davidson as new manager on three-year contract
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.
Read more about Steven MacLean Football

rhs 2.0
4Ross County11001013
5St Mirren11001013
6Dundee UnitedDundee Utd10101101
7St Johnstone10101101
12Hamilton AcademicalHamilton100115-40

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!