Alec Cleland

Alec Cleland

Alexander "Alec" Cleland (born 10 December 1970 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former professional footballer.

Playing career

Cleland started his career with Scottish Premier Division club Dundee United, for whom he made 159 appearances, lifting the Scottish Cup in 1994. He signed for [Rangers F.C.|Rangers]] in a joint deal with Gary Bollan in 1995 and established himself in the right-back slot at Ibrox. After over 100 appearances for the Glasgow club, he joined English FA Premiership side Everton along with manager Walter Smith in 1998; however, his time in England was blighted with constant injury problems, and he only made 44 appearances before retiring in 2002.

Coaching career

Cleland was the youth coach of Livingston F.C. until May 2007. He also took on a caretaker-manager role on three occasions, the most recent being after the resignation of Paul Lambert on 11 February 2006. He was also assistant to Steve Morrison (footballer) at East Stirling.

Cleland was appointed as a youth coach at Inverness Caledonian Thistle in January 2008.


Dundee United


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