Place Of Birth:
Date Of Birth:
May 19, 1982
Jul 1, 2011
It was just three days before the start of the 2011/2012 SPL campaign that Saints secured the services of the Canadian-born goalkeeper on a one-year deal.
The 34-year-old had been a stand-out in Ireland for some time, notably with Linfield and Shamrock Rovers and indeed he played in the Champions League for Rovers just two days before signing for Saints. The Dublin club progressed through that round but Alan gave up further Euro involvement to try his luck in the SPL.
Alan is eligible to play for Northern Ireland and had won four caps before arriving at McDiarmid Park.
On capturing Mannus, then Saints manager Derek McInnes said: “I’m delighted to bring Alan to the club to give real competition to Peter Enckelman. He’s been the best keeper in Ireland for some time and he has left a top club who are top of their league and playing in Europe to come to us. I have been so struck by his determination and hunger to make the most of his time in the game and to try and make a name for himself."
With Enckelman in possession of the first choice jersey, Alan had to bide his time before he got his opportunity but when it came along in February 2012 he grabbed it and retained the place between the sticks for the remainder of the season.
Having signed a new one-year deal, he started season 2012/13 as first choice keeper and played a full part in the club's success in finishing in third place in the SPL. That season completed, Alan re-signed for season 2013/2014 which would prove to be an historic one as Saints won the Scottish Cup for the first time in their history. Alan was part of the history making Saints team that defeated Dundee United 2 - 0 in the Scottish Cup Final which was played at Celtic Park on 17th May 2014.
In April 2015 Alan agreed a new deal to remain with the club after he signed a new two-year contract with the option of a third year.
Alan has played in all 12 of St Johnstone's Europa League matches producing some important saves. In addition, he has represented his country in a further 4 full international matches whilst with Saints and was part of the Northern Ireland squad for Euro 2016. Northern Ireland were making their first appearance at the European tournament and they reached the second round as one of the four best third placed teams where they were beaten by 1-0 by Wales due to an own-goal by Gareth McAuley.
Alan's home jersey is kindly sponsored by Daryl Scott and his away jersey is kindly sponsored by Vector Aerospace.
Player Sponsorship is £315 (inc.VAT) for the season - contact Roddy Grant on 01738 455000 for more information.
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