St Johnstone Appoint Levein as Manager

St Johnstone have named Craig Levein as their new manager. 

He replaces Steven MacLean, who departed the club last week, following a 4-0 defeat at St Mirren which left the club bottom of the Scottish Premiership with four points from nine games.

Coach Alex Cleland assumed interim charge and guided them to a 2-1 win over Kilmarnock in midweek, but Saints remain three points behind second-bottom Livingston.

Levein has signed a deal until May 2026, with Andy Kirk his assistant manager. Levein has spent the past two seasons as club advisor at Brechin City, with Kirk as manager.

    He told SaintsTV: "I am delighted to be sitting here as the new St Johnstone manager. I believe we have a great squad here that can kick on and start to climb up the league. I can't wait to get started and look forward to the future here at McDiarmid Park."