Steven MacLean rewarded for maintaining St Johnstone up with three-year deal | Soccer Information

Steven MacLean has been handed a three-year contract as St Johnstone supervisor after main the membership to security.

The previous Saints striker stepped as much as change Callum Davidson on a caretaker foundation final month and has solely misplaced certainly one of his 5 Premiership video games in cost.

Steve Brown has rewarded him with an prolonged contract simply earlier than he steps down as chairman.

MacLean, whose facet host Livingston of their last league sport on Sunday, mentioned: “I am completely thrilled to be given this chance.

“I met with the chairman [on Friday] and we sorted issues out in a short time. I thank him and the board for giving me this thrilling alternative.

“St Johnstone has a really particular place in my coronary heart. This membership has been an enormous a part of my life and means a lot to me.

“We’ve secured our SPFL Premiership standing and that was my instant purpose.

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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Ross County and St Johnstone

“However the work for subsequent season begins now and I can be giving my all to be a profitable St Johnstone supervisor.”

Brown mentioned: “I’m delighted to get Steven secured on a three-year contract.

“I’ve recognized him for a few years and I all the time had him down as a pacesetter.

“As interim supervisor, he hit his targets in a short time and it grew to become abundantly clear that he was the person I needed to guide us on a everlasting foundation.

“He completely will get St Johnstone from high to backside and has a superb rapport with our supporters. All of us imagine good instances are forward for our membership.”