Scottish Cup final goal hero Steven MacLean has bagged a return ticket to Perth
The former St Johnstone striker has been drafted in by new boss Callum Davidson in a shake-up of his backroom team.
He will share first-team and U18 coaching duties with Alec Cleland, who handled the caretaker role following Tommy Wright’s departure.
Former Republic of Ireland international Alan Maybury has left the club after two years as reserve team and U18s coach.
“I’m delighted to welcome back Steven to the club as part of my staff and I’m really looking forward to working with him and Alec,” said Davidson, who succeeded Wright last week after being lured from English Championship side Millwall.
“I obviously know Macca well and I think we’ve got a nice balance now with Alec’s experience and Steven’s youthful energy.
“We have good strikers at the club both in the first team a squad and coming through the ranks and I think that working with Macca will help to bring out the best in them.”
One-time Rangers and Sheffield attacker MacLean left McDiarmid for Hearts two years ago and was on loan last term at Raith Rovers.
He will hook-up again with centre Stevie May, who has credited MacLean with playing an influential mentoring role in his first spell at McDiarmid.
MacLean netted 53 goals in nearly 200 appearances for Saints, including the second in a 2-0 cup final win over Dundee United six years ago.