Craig Levein Appointed New Manager Of St Johnstone
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Craig Levein Appointed New Manager Of St Johnstone

5th November 2023

Craig Levein Appointed New Manager Of St Johnstone

St Johnstone Football Club is delighted to announce that Craig Levein has been appointed as its new First Team Manager. 

Andy Kirk will also join as Assistant Manager.

The 59-year-old joins on a contract that runs until May, 2026 at McDiarmid Park. 

Levein has spent the past two seasons as Club Advisor at Brechin City Football Club, with Andy Kirk as Manager. 

He will take charge immediately and is looking forward to preparing his side for a tough test against Motherwell on Tuesday night. 

Levein spoke exclusively to SaintsTV about his appointment: 

“I am delighted to be sitting here as the new St Johnstone manager.

I know Geoff Brown, Roddy Grant, Gus MacPherson and Stan Harris well and they were a massive part in why I have joined the club.

I believe we have a great squad here that can kick on and start to climb up the league.

Andy is a great coach and will take on most of the training.

I can’t wait to get started and look forward to the future here at McDiarmid Park.

Stan Harris, CEO, said: 

"I am delighted to welcome Craig to St Johnstone. 

Craig joins with vast experience having managed over 600 games, including having the highest honour of managing Scotland.

We identified the need for experience to help guide St Johnstone through this difficult spell, we believe we have found that by appointing Craig.

We wish Craig all the best in his new role and have no doubt we have picked the right candidate for the job.

We would like to thank Brechin City Football Club for their co-operation throughout this process and wish them all the best for the remainder of the season.

Finally, we would like to thank Alec Cleland, Danny Griffin, Craig Hinchliffe and Alistair Stevenson for stepping in and securing a vital win over Kilmarnock during what was a very difficult time for everyone at St Johnstone."


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