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Mar 28, 2017
Mar 28, 2017
Alec started his career with Dundee United and made 159 appearances over eight years. He signed for Rangers in 1995 and established himself as Rangers right back. After over 100 appearances for Rangers, Alec joined Everton in 1998 and made 44 appearances before retiring in 2002.
Alec started his coaching career at Livingston as a youth team coach up until 2007. During this period Alec took charge on a caretaker-manager roll three separate times. After this Alec was the assistant at East Stirling. He was then appointed as a youth coach at Inverness in January 2008. After this spell Alec joined St Johnstone in 2011 as a youth team coach.
He has since been promoted to First Team Coach and is very much part of Tommy Wright's hugely successful management team at McDiarmid Park. The Glaswegian also doubles up as Manager of the U20s side at St. Johnstone and masterminded a 2-1 win over Celtic in the Scottish Youth Cup in season 2015/16, which remained their only domestic defeat that season. A fourth place finish, from 17 teams, in the Development League that year was also another success for Cleland who preaches an attack-minded mentality to his youngsters.
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