Levein ready to 'have another go' at management after St Johnstone talks

The former Scotland manager has held talks about the McDiarmid Park vacancy.

Craig Levein ready to ‘have another go’ at management after St Johnstone talks SNS Group

Craig Levein has held talks about becoming St Johnstone boss and says he is keen to “have another go” at management.

The former Scotland boss hasn’t been in the dugout since leaving Hearts in 2019 but is now poised to succeed Steven MacLean at McDiarmid Park.

St Johnstone sacked MacLean last week after a 4-0 defeat at St Mirren left the team at the bottom of the Premiership table, having taken just four points from nine games.

Caretaker boss Alex Cleland steered the team to a first league win of the season against Kilmarnock in midweek and Levein wants to build on that work.

“I’m really looking forward to it, but until the ink has dried on the paper, nothing is done,” the 59-year-old told BBC Radio Scotland.

“I want to have another go at it, throw the dice and see if, in the latter stages of my career, I can make a difference to St Johnstone and get them up the league.

“There have been conversations. This opportunity is something that I looked seriously at – looked at the squad, the results, spoke to a few people – and had a good feeling about it.”

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