Steven MacLean has been confirmed as the new manager of St Johnstone Football Club. The former striker, who took interim charge following the departure of Callum Davidson, has proven himself in the hotseat by guiding Saints to Premiership safety.
Chairman Steve Brown - set to stand down - has placed his trust in the 40-year-old by handing out a contract until the summer of 2026.
MacLean has pieced together a run of two wins, two draws and one defeat after taking hold of the Perth reins. A Scottish Cup winner with the club and scorer in the 2014 final, he says the opportunity ahead of him is a very exciting one. “I’m absolutely thrilled to be given this opportunity,” MacLean explained. “I met with the chairman last night and we sorted things out very quickly.
I thank him and the board for giving me this exciting opportunity. “St Johnstone has a very special place in my heart. This club has been a massive part of my life and means so much to me. “We have secured our SPFL Premiership status and that was my immediate goal. “But the work for next season starts now and I will be giving my all to be a successful St Johnstone manager.” Saints chairman Brown believes “good times are ahead” for the Perth club.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk