St Johnstone have sacked supervisor Steven MacLean after their poor begin to the Scottish Premiership season.
The Perth membership are backside of the desk with simply 4 factors from 9 fixtures and with no league win.
St Johnstone launched a press release which learn: “St Johnstone Soccer Membership can announce that it has parted firm with Steven MacLean and Liam Craig.
“Within the interim, Alex Cleland will assume tasks for first-team issues.”
St Johnstone additionally misplaced to Stenhousemuir, Stirling Albion and Ayr within the Viaplay Cup earlier within the season.
Former Saints striker MacLean, who was first-team coach below former boss Callum Davidson, was scathing after his aspect’s 4-0 league defeat by St Mirren in Paisley on Saturday and warned that a few of his gamers may need performed their final sport below him.
He mentioned: “The objectives we misplaced are unacceptable. It is the fundamentals of soccer. Within the second half, we simply imploded and it regarded like a few gamers chucked it.
“It’s my duty and a few of these gamers will likely be fortunate in the event that they play for me once more. It’s not occurring below my watch and it is likely to be I must play younger boys. I assumed it was actually, actually poor.
“It is advisable to present bravery in these conditions and also you want individuals to steer. I simply thought we lacked that throughout.”
St Johnstone play Kilmarnock at McDiarmid Park on Wednesday night time.